Artem Chigvintsev is most known for his appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.” It’s been a long two weeks for fans who miss their beloved dancer onscreen after Artem pulled out of the show’s live tour citing “unexpected health issues.”

At the time, Artem didn’t give any details as to what’s going on with his health. The professional dancer only said that he had to step away from the tour and his goal was to “to recover as quickly as possible so I can rejoin my cast and crew on this incredible tour.”

Recently, Artem shared an update to ease the hearts of fans who were worried about him. Artem shared he’s been battling pneumonia all this while and unfortunately his battle with the disease continues.

Artem said in his Twitter update, “I had another X-Ray done yesterday and it came back still positive for pneumonia,” He added, he got another dose of antibiotics hoping this “one will do the magic,”


Meanwhile, a rep for the “Dancing with the Stars” told ET that the show will go on despite Artem on the sidelines. The rep issued a statement to the outlet.

The DWTS: Live! Tour is continuing as planned with our cast of amazing pros — we wish Artem a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back in the show in the very near future,”

Artem seemed to be in good spirits in his video considering he has been dealing with pneumonia for two straight weeks. We at Thirsty wish him a speedy recovery so that he can return to doing what he loves soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the video he posted on Twitter below.

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Shubham Banerjee

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