Artem Chigvintsev will step down from his role on the Dancing With The Stars tour currently touring the US.
The professional dancer, who joined the reality competition series for season 19 in 2014, revealed in an Instagram post that he will be temporarily leaving the road show in order to attend to some health issues.
“My time on tour so far has been wonderful; unfortunately I have to take a break from touring for a while due to some unexpected health issues,” the 39-year-old Russian native wrote in his social media statement.
Sudden departure: Artem Chigvintsev, 39, announced that he would be temporarily withdrawing from the Dancing With The Stars tour which is currently in the US due to “unexpected health problems”; is pictured with professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd during The DWTS tour in 2016
“My goal is to recover as quickly as possible so I can reunite with my cast and crew on this incredible tour. Thanks for your patience and understanding. See you soon, Artem.
A host of people took to the comments section to share their support for Chigvintsev, including his fiancee and baby mom, Nikki Bella, who left a red heart emoji.
The pair have been a couple since January 2019 after being paired as partners for the 25th season of DWTS which aired from September 18, 2017 to November 21, 2017.
“We send you our best wishes and a speedy recovery” and “We send you love and healing blessings” were some of the comments that summed up what many of his fans and followers shared after his announcement.
Eager to get back on the dance floor: In an Instagram post on Thursday, Chigvintsev revealed that he plans to rejoin the tour “as quickly as possible” after he recovers
One missing: The first tour show Chigvintsev will miss is Friday, January 21, at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey; appears center in a 2017 photo for the company that included Lindsay Arnold, Sasha Farber, Sharna Burgess, Haley Erbert, Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Britt Stewart and Alan Bersten.
The DWTS tour kicked off on January 7 at the Altria Theater in Richmond, Virginia.
The first show Chigvintsev will miss is Friday, January 21, at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
Their grueling touring schedule takes the company Dancing With The Stars Live 2022 to the southern and midwestern United States through March 8, with a few days off scattered around.
Then it’s off to the West Coast for shows until the last scheduled concert on March 27 at the Gallo Center For The Arts in Modesto, California.
Shows of support: A host of people took to the comments section to share their support for Chigvintsev, including his fiancee and baby mom, Nikki Bella, who left a red heart emoji; the couple is shown in December 2019
Proud parents: Chigvintsev and Bella are parents to their son Matteo, who will be two years old next July; the family is seen in a recent Instagram photo
The lineup of professional dancers headlining the latest tour includes Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Britt Stewart and Sofia Ghavami.
Fans will be able to enjoy time-honored dances like the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango and everything in between, according to their website, dwtstour.com.
Reigning Dancing With The Stars Champions Kaitlyn Bristowe and Iman Shumpert, along with Jimmie Allen and Amanda Kloots, will join the tour for select dates.
Chigvintsev most recently competed on the 30th season of the DWTS series with actress Melora Hardin, which was won by NBA players Iman Shumpert and her professional dance partner Daniella Karagach.
The busy schedule: The DWTS tour covers parts of the South, Midwest and West Coast, ending in Modesto, Calif., on March 27; Chigvintsev (second from left) is pictured with fellow dance company professionals Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Alan Bersten.