"My goal is to recover as quickly as possible so I can rejoin my cast and crew on this incredible tour."
Artem Chigvintsev is saying goodbye to the "Dancing With The Stars" tour until further notice.
Chigvintsev announced his departure from the tour through an Instagram post on Thursday January 20 due to "unexpected health issues."
"Hi DWTS family," he began his statement. "My time on tour so far has been wonderful -- unfortunately I am having to step away from tour for a while, due to some unexpected health issues."
"My goal is to recover as quickly as possible so I can rejoin my cast and crew on this incredible tour. Thank you for your patience and understanding," the 39-year-old concluded and refrained from going into specifics surrounding his condition.
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The "DWTS" veteran was scheduled to continue the tour around the US with stops in New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Indiana in just January alone. The tour concludes in California on March 27 and will feature special guests Kaitlyn Bristowe, Iman Shumpert, Jimmie Allen and Amanda Kloots.
His co-stars wished him a speedy recovery under his departure statement on Instagram, Daniella Karagach wrote, "Wishing you a fast recovery" while Pasha Pashkov commented, "Rest up and get better soon man."
Gleb Savchenko added, "Please feel better, we all miss you so much and wishing you a speedy recovery."