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Brandon Mychal Smith Backs Out of 'Skating with the Stars' Due to Illness

December 14, 2010 (3:45 am) GMT
The 'Sonny with a Chance' star is reportedly barely able to stand following his hospitalization last week when he fell ill during a rehearsal.

Actor/rapper Brandon Mychal Smith has been forced to hang up his ice skates and quit U.S. reality show "" after falling ill with a mystery ailment. The "" star initially pulled out of the TV competition last week after he was hospitalized with breathing difficulties.

It later emerged he had also been vomiting during rehearsals and a representative for the show attributed the sickness to food poisoning. But the 21 year old found himself back in hospital after the incident and has undergone tests to determine the cause of his illness. Sources close to Smith tell TMZ.com the actor has been left so weak by the ailment, he's barely able to stand.

Brandon Mychal Smith was supposed to continue competing on the "" spin-off program alongside rocker Vince Neil and actress Rebecca Budig.

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