Ousted 'Dancing' star Cloris Leachman denies pneumonia reports
By John Bracchitta, 11/18/2008
Cloris Leachman may have danced herself to the doctor's office last week, but it apparently wasn't for anything serious.
A representative for the 82-year-old actress and recently ousted seventh-season Dancing with the Starscontestant has denied reports that Leachman was diagnosed with a case of pneumonia last week, E! News reported Monday.
"She had a slight cough and wasn't feeling totally herself, so she went and sought medical attention from her doctor," Leachman's representative told E! News.
"She is currently at her home, and is expected to tape something for Dancing With the Stars later this week," the representative added.
Leachman's representative also told E! News that her visit to the doctors would not prevent the actress from participating in any of the projects on her schedule. Leachman's schedule -- which is now reportedly quite a bit fuller due to her Dancing with the Stars participation -- includes reprising her original role in the Broadway version of Young Frankenstein, a part in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, and serving as the grand marshal for the 2009 Tournament of Roses festivities, according to E! News.
"This will have absolutely no effect on any of Cloris' upcoming projects," the representative said.
Leachman and her professional partner Corky Ballas were the seventh couple to be eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' seventh season. They were eliminated on the ABC reality competition's October 28 live results show broadcast.