Artem Chigvintsev to miss 'DWTS' due to COVID, Charity Lawson dancing with Ezra Sosa

Chigvintsev is paired with "Bachelorette" alum Charity Lawson this season.

October 3, 2023, 2:40 PM

Artem Chigvintsev won't be competing on "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night after testing positive for COVID-19.

The show's official Instagram page shared the news earlier on Tuesday, wishing the longtime pro "a quick recovery" and revealing that his season 32 celebrity partner, "Bachelorette" alum Charity Lawson, will perform with Ezra Sosa this week.

Sosa took to the comments of the post, writing, "Gonna make you proud Artem! We got this @charitylawson."

For Latin Week, Lawson and Sosa will be performing a cha cha to "She Bangs" by Ricky Martin.

"Please show them all the love and support you can, and don't forget to vote," Chigvintsev, who has won one Mirrorball Trophy, said in a video posted to his Instagram story on Tuesday.

Lawson took to her Instagram story as well, writing, "What a week it's been, but @theartemc has been the best through it all."

"I'm so grateful for @ezra.sosa and SO EXCITED to dance with him. Don't forget to VOTE for me please, please, please," she continued. "I promise to do everyone proud!"

Artem Chigvintsev and Charity Lawson on the season 32 premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."
Eric Mccandless/ABC

Lawson and Chigvintsev took the top spot during last week's season premiere, earning a score of 22 for their tango set to Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)."

While they wowed the judges and America, "Veep" actor Matt Walsh and pro Koko Iwasaki were unable to do the same and were the first couple sent packing.

"Dancing with the Stars" airs Tuesdays on ABC and Disney+, and streams the next day on Hulu.

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