Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
star Lisa Vanderpump
had a bit of a health scare during a recent Dancing with the Stars
The competitor, 52, fainted while practicing her cha cha with pro partner Gleb Savchenko
. It was unclear whether she would be able to return to DWTS
to compete this week, but in a new blog post, Vanderpump says she's just fine and ready to strut her stuff tonight.
The reality star writes on People.com
that she had a very busy week and hadn't gotten very much sleep. "By the time Thursday rehearsals rolled around — let's just say I was exhausted and everything felt off. Gleb and I were rehearsing our cha cha and suddenly I just blacked out," she explains.
"I was in shock when I woke up. I fainted only once before in my life. The doctor found that I had a viral infection with fever and swollen glands," Vanderpump continues. "And between trying to fight that and all of the stress on my body from running around, I ended up with low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate, which is why I fainted."
But, she says, "The cha cha is a very difficult dance but this is a style of dance, which Gleb excels and I want to make him proud. Wish us luck! As always, we will need it!"Dancing with the Stars airs tonight at 8/7c on ABC.
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