So sweet! ‘DWTS’ pro Tony Dovolani hasn’t left Kim Zolciak’s side ever since she suffered a terrifying stroke on Sept. 22 after performing on the reality show. She says Tony’s been keeping her ‘smiling’ amidst the whole ordeal. Aw!
Tony Dovolani, 42, supports Kim Zolciak, 37, through thick and thin! Kim’s Dancing With The Stars partner has been by her side as she continues to recover in the hospital after suffering a stroke on Sept. 22. He’s sweetly been bringing her coffee and keeping the mood light by dancing around the room. Will Kim be heading back to the ballroom soon?!
“This guy @tonydovolani has been by my side for 2 days!” Kim captioned an Instagram photo on Sept. 24. “He even brings me my favorite coffee. Although he is always dancing around the room lol he keeps me smiling! So blessed to be surrounded by such great people. Want to go home so bad! Hopefully tomorrow! #GoingStirCrazy#BlessingInDisguse.”
Kim suffered the mini-stroke after catching a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta. The Don’t Be Tardy star said she lost her ability to speak and went completely numb on the left side of her body. Her family, including husband Kroy Biermann, 30, rushed to her side. HollywoodLife.com found out that mini strokes can happen to pretty much anyone, including young people.
One of the big questions we have about Kim is — will she go back to Dancing With The Stars? She hasn’t been eliminated, but we would completely understand if she wanted to take a break and relax at home. HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY from Dr. Bruce Lee, M.D. whether or not it would even be possible for her to return to the ballroom.
“If Kim has been evaluated and put on blood thinners if need be, there is no reason she can’t return to her regular routine,” Dr. Lee told HollywoodLife.com. “She could return to the strenuous activities involved with Dancing With The Stars if she gets the OK from her doctors.”
Whew! What a relief! If Kim wants to, we hope she continues to go after that mirror ball trophy. We’re just glad she’s OK and getting the support she needs from family and friends. Our thoughts continue to go out to Kim as she recovers.
— Avery Thompson