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Lisa Vanderpump Faints During 'Dancing with the Stars' Rehearsal

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump had a bit of a health scare during a recent Dancing with the Stars rehearsal.

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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