Soul star Toni Braxton faces a daily fight to get fit enough for the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars because medics were only able to control her heart issues a month ago.
The Unbreak My Heart singer had to scrap a series of Las Vegas shows in May and June (08) after a medical emergency forced her to check into hospital with severe breathing problems.
She has since been diagnosed with coronary microvascular angina - a condition which starves parts of the body of oxygenated blood.
Braxton, 40, spent the rest of the summer trying to balance medication and control the condition, and now she insists her goal isn't winning the TV dance contest but making it through rehearsals to get to episode one.
She tells America's TV Guide magazine, "If I can make it through the five weeks of rehearsals without getting chest tightness, that's all I want."
Braxton admits she's already well on the way to recovery after starting off the summer in a terrible state.
She explains, "I could hardly walk up the stairs... (It felt) like someone was pushing on my chest."