Kim Zolciak-Biermann Won't Return to DWTS Until the Finale: 'My Heart Is So Heavy'
Kim Zolciak-Biermann was eliminated following a mini stroke left her unable to travel to Los Angeles
The show must go on, so Kim Zolciak-Biermann won’t get another chance to win the mirrorball trophy.
The reality personality isn’t returning to Dancing with the Stars until the November finale, she announced Monday.
Zolciak-Biermann, 37, reposted a photo from contestant Paula Deen holding a sign for her old parking space in the ABC lot.
“How sweet is @pauladeen_official @paula_deen,” the mother of six captioned her picture. “My heart is so heavy not being on the set today of DWTS with everyone, but I’m healthy and happy I finally was able to attend my husbands game! I’ll be back for the finale in NOV I’ll kick ass.”
The Don’t Be Tardy star is married to football player Kroy Biermann, whose team, the Atlanta Falcons, beat the Houston Texans 48-21 on Sunday.
In the meantime, she seems back to her old self, showing off her signature “duck face” pose on Instagram.
The dancing competition gave Zolciak-Biermann the boot last week because she could not fly back to Los Angeles for the broadcast after suffering a “mini stroke” home in Atlanta. The DWTS rules state that is a celebrity can’t be present during the broadcast, he or she is automatically eliminated.
“I always love somebody who doesn’t give up, okay. I think that that’s a wonderful spirit to have. You should never give up. However our rules say that she has to be out,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba told PEOPLE on Thursday. “I think that it would be unfair to the other competitors if she came back because she did not compete.”