Soul singer Toni Braxton has told her Dancing With The Stars partner not to treat her like an invalid as he plans energetic routines for the recovering star.
Braxton, who suffers from heart condition pericarditis, had to cancel a revue in Las Vegas at the beginning of the summer (08) after falling ill - but she insists she's well enough to compete on the TV dance-off.
And she's told professional dancer Alec Mazzo not to treat her any differently to his fit and healthy partners.
Mazzo, who won the first season of the dance show with soap star Kelly Monaco, says, "She told me herself, 'Give me the competitive choreography you can; I'm gonna deal with it.'"