Wendy Williams Accuses Kim Zolciak of Faking Stroke, 'DWTS' Pro Tony Dovolani Comes to Her Defense

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Wendy Williams indicated on her show Monday that she thinks Kim Zolciak may have faked having a stroke. The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills suffered a mini stroke--or transient ischemic attack--last week. A contestant on Dancing With the Stars, she was eliminated by the powers-that-be from the show this week, because of her illness.

Pro dance partner Tony Dovolani is disgusted with Wendy Williams's insinuation, and is quick to come to Kim Zolciak's defense.

"She had a headache. She was dizzy. You could see her veins on her left arm," Dovolani said. "On Tuesday night, when were dancing, I was like, 'Babe, you're not yourself. Get your head in the game.' By the time we got to Atlanta, we parted with each other, I went to the hotel and she went home--I could tell she wasn't her chipper self."

Wendy Williams discussed Kim Zolciak's condition during the "Hot Topics" segment of her show.

"She allegedly suffered a mini stroke after returning home from Dancing With the Stars last week," Williams said. "My thought is, um, I hope you're not fibbing about the stroke."

She added that when she was a contestant on DWTS that she "wanted to get off" the show, too. Wendy Williams was also partnered with Tony Dovolani.

"Kim, at 37 years old, if you did have a mini stroke, I'm sorry to hear about that. If, however, you just wanted to get off Dancing with the Stars, all you had to do was just stub your toe," Wendy Williams said.

Kim Zolciak is unhappy that she was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars because of her stroke. The show has an illness clause, and likely sees her as a current liability. She and Tony Dovolani are both petitioning DWTS to allow her to come back.

What's your take on Wendy Williams accusing Kim Zolciak of faking her stroke? Is this uncalled for? Might there be some bad blood between these two somewhere in their pasts?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.