‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant runs off stage after feeling sick

It was Queen night on Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and Olympic gold medal gymnast Suni Lee performed a fantastic paso doble with her partner Sasha Farber. However immediately after her performance she ran offstage. The show was live but host Tyra Banks explained the situation.

“Suni is not feeling so good,” Banks said. “Not covid! Not covid at all! But she's not feeling well so she danced sick and she had to leave. But she's okay.”

Earlier in the day, Suni told fans on Twitter that she wasn’t feeling well, but she gritted out a performance, and the judges applauded her for it.

“Oh, you did so well, honey,” judge Bruno Tonioli said. “In spite of not feeling well, you rocked that paso Doble. I don't know where you are. Sharp -- it was fantastic.”

Despite being sick, the gymnast leapt back into action during the relay competition, performing a Viennese waltz to “We Are the Champions.” Afterwards she was proud of herself for coming back on stage.

“It's very scary because it's like, I've never done that before so I was kind of embarrassed and I knew that if I didn't come out here I'd be very disappointed in myself,” Lee said.

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