Like many other events and public gatherings, The Dancing with the Stars tour has been postponed to a later date due to the coronavirus outbreak. Hannah Brown spoke out about the change of plans in her recent Instagram post. The suspension began on March 13.
Brown was expected to join her former dance partner Alan Bersten as well as a number of other stars from Season 28 for the tour that was set to go through April. The postponement comes after both the government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for social distancing and the cancellation of non-essential large public gatherings in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
While Brown was disappointed that she wouldn’t be hitting the road as she’d anticipated, she was understanding of the precautionary measure.
“I was so excited to go back on tour to dance with this guy, but I totally understand the need to postpone in order to keep everyone safe. Thank you to all who planned to come out to join the dance party—fingers crossed we’ll see you soon! *here’s clips of rehearsals of some of my favorite dances in the meantime,” she wrote in her Instagram caption.
Brown included a photo of herself and Bersten posing in celebration after taking home the win last season. They each had a hand on the striking gold and silver trophy they acquired for their win. In the photo, Brown wore a white crop top and matching skirt with her hair down in waves. She accessorized with a pair of large hoop earrings. Bersten matched with the trophy, sporting a sparkling silver, sequinned jacket. They were both all smiles.
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I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy for another human. Winning DWTS became a dream that I never thought I would have. For Alan, this is something he has dedicated his life to and it was really special to be hugging his neck while this dream came true. Thank you for your passion, your time, and your hard work. Thank you for caring so much about me and choreographing dances to make me shine. This really was an incredible experience and I’m very grateful to have you in my life— Now I guess we are stuck bugging the crap out of each other and hugging it out when we are over our stupid arguments. Woooo! #teamalanbamahannah forever
She also included a series of old video clips of them dancing together, preparing themselves for their televised performances.
“I miss this 🙁 I was so looking forward to dancing with you again,” Bersten commented upon Brown’s post.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Bersten and Brown were expected to be joined by fellow performers Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Brandon Armstrong, Pasha Pashkov, Daniella Karagach, Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold, and Jenna Johnson.
The official announcement of the tour being postponed was made on Friday on the Dancing with the Stars Instagram page. The post explained that those who already purchased tickets for the tour will still be able to use them when the tour is rescheduled. Nevertheless, it remains unclear when that will be or how long it will take for the threat of the coronavirus to pass.