Kim Zolciak Campaigns to Return to DWTS After Being Eliminated Because of Stroke
"I can be there next week! RETWEET lets go," Zolciak-Biermann wrote on Twitter
Kim Zolciak-Biermann isn’t going down without a fight.
“I can dance, I just can’t fly and if I lived in Vegas or if I even lived 12 hours away I would be there tonight,” she said.
Per the rules of the show, a contestant must withdraw in the instance of a health issue or illness preventing them from dancing.
On Monday night, Dovolani told PEOPLE he’s “hoping to persuade” the show’s lawyers to allow the pair to come back with his tweets and Instagrams.
“I’m very proud of Kim,” he said. “She improved every week. This was such an unfortunate thing. Listen, she was in the hospital for three days and still came in on Saturday and learned the dance in an hour and a half. We were prepared to dance, just that they hadn’t cleared her to fly yet. That’s the reason why she’s not here.”
Zolciak-Biermann, 37, retweeted several fans fighting for her return.
In response to a tweet from the official DWTS handle that reiterated the rules of the competition, Zolciak-Biermann wrote “Noooo” with a sad emoji.
She also posted a video of herself dancing on Instagram with the caption: “I practiced for hours Saturday I was so excited to be there tonight! I just needed a few more days and then I’m cleared to fly! #ImReallySad #ImStrong.”
Dovolani also petitioned for her return, writing: “Would love to give @Kimzolciak another chance !!!!! What do you guys think.”
“Please!!! I can be there next week! RETWEET lets go,” she responded.
Some fans claimed the ruling was an “injustice” and that on previous seasons, competitors were judged on rehearsal videos when they got injured.
Zolciak-Biermann also tweeted that she is “a winner regardless” and thanked her family for their support.
“I have the most incredible husband (thanks for being my rock) and 6 AMAZING kids!” she wrote, adding: “#BringKimandTonyBack.”
• With reporting by CHRISTINA DUGAN