During Monday’s live episode of the ABC reality dancing competition series, the show said goodbye to Lamar Odom.
After the competing stars and their pro dancing partners performed choreographed numbers for judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and guest judge Leah Remini, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews revealed that former NBA player Odom, 39, and Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown were in jeopardy of elimination.
Unfortunately, Odom and his partner Peta Murgatroyd — who earned a score of 20 out of 40 from the judges for their Viennese Waltz — were sent home.
“It takes so much courage to come back out here after constantly not getting great scores and really be vulnerable,” Inaba had commended Odom, who previously was married to Khloé Kardashian, following his performance on Monday night.
Odom’s elimination came after his former competitor Lauren Alaina revealed that her cousin Holly went into a coma in the last week.
“I had a crazy, crazy week,” Alaina, 24, told co-host Erin Andrews after dancing the foxtrot to “Jolene” by Dolly Parton. “My cousin Holly had a brain bleed and she slipped into a coma earlier this week. I went home and we missed a few days of rehearsals. And I was like really stressed and my family told me to come here and I want to dedicate the dance to you, Holly.”
The country star remained optimistic, though. “We’re praying for you. We’re believing in a full recovery,” Alaina continued. “We love you.”
She earned a score of 32 out of 40 with her partner Gleb Savchenko.