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Brandon Smith Drops Out Of ‘Skating With The Stars’ Because Of Illness! Exclusive Statement!

Mon, December 13, 2010 2:15pm EDT by Russ Weakland 1 Comment

After Brandon Smith was rushed to the hospital Dec. 6 for a horrible stomach virus and trouble breathing, he is officially off the show with the sickness he can’t kick!

What a bummer! Skating with the Stars will be down one less star — and it’s not because of a nationwide vote, but rather due to a sickness that Brandon Smith can’t get over!

The 21-year-old Sonny with a Chance star got a horrible stomach virus last week and is now off of the show for good.

His reps told

We are sad to report that Brandon Mychal Smith will not be skating tonight and will be departing from the show due to illness. While he was able to return to practice last week after being taken to the hospital for a stomach virus, the show’s sponsored doctor has advised him that he should not skate tonight as he is still sick. While Brandon is less than thrilled by the news, he does not want to put his partner, himself, or the show at any risk. Brandon will be on tonight’s show to say goodbye to his fans and his cast mates.

Brandon was one of the top competitors on the new show and was expected to do very well. We hope he gets better and is back to work in no time!

Russ Weakland