Kim Zolciak Back Home Following Mini Stroke, Hopes to Continue on Dancing With the Stars

Don't Be Tardy star say she is "resting and taking care of my health" after surgery

By Jenna Mullins Sep 27, 2015 7:40 PMTags
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Kim Zolciak is finally back home.

Following a mini stroke last Wednesday and several procedures in the hospital, the 37-year-old Don't Be Tardy star has announced that she has returned home to continue her recovery. 

"I want to thank everyone for their love and support over the past few days," Kim says in a statement given to E! News by her representative Jack Ketsoyan." I am now home with my family, resting and taking care of my health.

As for her future with Dancing With the Stars, Kim would only say that she hopes to return to the ABC reality competition.

"I can't express enough how much I love dancing and this whole experience, and I hope this will not be the end of dancing," she adds.


Tony Dovolani called his DWTS partner a "fighter" in a statement on Friday.

"After spending only a few weeks with Kim, it is evident of how much of a fighter she is," he said. "Her humor and positivity are still shining through, and it's amazing to see the love and support of her family. We are hoping for a speedy recovery."


Zolciak first revealed her health struggles when she posted a photo of herself in the hospital on Instagram.

"The last 24hrs have been whirlwind! I landed yesterday morning from LAX (took the red eye right after DWTS) I got home and within minutes suffered a TIA (mini stroke)," the mother of six wrote on Instagram. "The left side of my body went completely numb and my speech was gone. Extremely grateful for @sladeosborne @briellebiermann @nikitpressley @kroybiermann for quick reactions! I have 100%of my feeling back THANK GOD. Still in the hospital but I just know I'm getting released today! #CrazyAgeDoesntMatter" 

ABC has not commented on Kim's future with Dancing With the Stars, but now that she's back at home recovering, her chances of returning to the ballroom floor are certainly going up.

—Reporting by Beth Sobol