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Skating With The Stars: Brandon Mychal Smith Not Returning

December 13, 2010 02:00 PM by Lori Wilson

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Brandon Mychal Smith didn’t compete on Skating With the Stars last week after being rushed to the hospital. This week it appears he’s dropped out of the ABC reality TV competition altogether. For more on Brandon’s figuring skating status keep reading.

After experiencing shortness of breath and throwing up at the Skating With the Stars rehearsal last week, the “Sonny With a Chance” star Brandon Mychal Smith was taken to the hospital and forced to skip performing live for the judges and audience. Despite his absence, the judges viewed and scored his rehearsal tape with partner Keauna McLaughlin. Even though those scores weren’t up to his high standards thus far, mostly due to judge Johnny Weir docking Brandon Smith for not showing up despite his illness, they were high enough to keep him in the competition. Unfortunately, that’s still not enough to keep him on the ABC reality TV show, as TMZ is reporting that the Disney star has pulled out of Skating with the Stars for the rest of the season.

Although Brandon’s illness was deemed food poisoning last week, TMZ reports that he has not been officially diagnosed, as test results are still pending. They also cite sources who tell them the youngest Skating With the Stars contestant is weak and barely able to stand.

With Brandon’s sudden departure, that leaves just three competitors left on Skating with the Stars: All My Children‘s Rebecca Budig, Olympic skier Jonny Moseley and The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Bethenny Frankel. Will Brandon’s absence bring a previously eliminated skater back? Or will Skating With the Stars go on with the last three celebrities standing? Tune into ABC tonight at 8:00 pm to find out.

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5 Responses to “Skating With The Stars: Brandon Mychal Smith Not Returning”

  1. tina Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Stomach virus my butt. He is on medication to get him off of being a heroine addict. Give me a break. A stomach virus infection, any kind of infection lasts all of 2 maybe 3 days max. I have had them. He is a heroine addict and they gave him medication to get him off it and he is having the side effects of no heorine.

  2. Marianne Brown Says:
    December 13th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    WOW! Where did you get that looser judge?! I don’t think that Bethany is that great a skater but she deserves respect from the judges that she even showed up for the show – if you did not have skaters, good or bad, you wouldn’t have a show and to talk down to a skater in the manner she was spoken to is unacceptable. I think you owe her an apology – a public apology. I don’t know if I will continue watching your show any more – I watch tv at night to get rid of all the bickering that I hear through the day but not to hear an idiot give verbal abuse to a contestant on a reality show.
    Marianne Brown

  3. sam Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    oh my gosh i feel so bad for Bethany and Brandon
    who cares what dumb butt johnny weir says he`s a jerk and he knows it Bethany deserves to win and johnny if you think this is harsh it was meant to be.

  4. sam Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    oh my gosh i feel the same way poor Bethany and Brandon
    who cares what dumb butt johnny weir says he`s a jerk and he knows it Bethany deserves to win and johnny if you think this is harsh it was meant to be.

  5. sam Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    i`m usually a nice person about these things but you said what you thought so i did too

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