Toni Braxton booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

By: AP
By: AP
Toni Braxton will no longer break it down on "Dancing with the Stars." The singer and her professional partner, Alec Mazo, were eliminated Tuesday from ABC

** FILE ** Toni Braxton performs during half time the NBA All-Star basketball game in Las Vegas in this Feb. 18, 2007, file photo. A hotel official says Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Las Vegas. Flamingo Hotel-Casino spokeswoman Deanna Pettit says the 40-year-old singer has an undisclosed ailment that isn't life-threatening. Braxton was taken to a hospital Monday, April 7, 2008. Pettit says she expects Braxton to be released Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Toni Braxton will no longer break it down on "Dancing with the Stars." The singer and her professional partner, Alec Mazo, were eliminated Tuesday from ABC's popular dancing competition. The pair received a score of 22 out of 30 from the show's judges during Monday's performance after a respectable West Coast swing routine. The "Unbreak My Heart" crooner was booted after that score was combined with viewer votes.

"My goal was reached," said Braxton, who has coronary microvascular angina, after she was dismissed. "I wanted to do better. I wanted to breathe better. And I was definitely breathing better. I've come a long way from Week One to Week Now."

Celebrities remaining in the competition include TV personality Brooke Burke; singer Lance Bass; former NFL star Warren Sapp; Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene; actor Cody Linley; and actresses Cloris Leachman and Susan Lucci. Chef Rocco DiSpirito, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actor Ted McGinley and comedian Jeffrey Ross were previously eliminated.


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