Artem Chigvintsev Leaving DWTS Tour Over “Health Issues”

Artem Chigvintsev is bowing out—for now.

Professional dancer and 39 year old, Ross shared his decision to leave the company. Dancing With the Stars tour due to a medical issue.

In his Thursday note, Jan. 20, he wrote that his time so far on tour had been “wonderful” but “unfortunately due to unanticipated health issues, I will have to stop touring for some time.”

Artem didn’t give any details about his battle but said that “my goal is to quickly recover so I can join my cast and crew for this amazing tour.” 

He concluded by saying, “Thanks for your patience” and “See You Soon.” 

The DWTS pro—who shares 17-month-old son Matteo with Nikki Bella—was scheduled to continue the tourWith stops in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Iowa in January alone. The tour ends in California, March 27th with special guests Kaitlyn Aristowe, Iman Shumpert, Jimmie Allen Amanda Kloots.