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Audrina Patridge Too Sick to Attend DWTS Finale

Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani

Adam Larkey/ABC

updated 11/23/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 11/23/2010 AT 2:30 PM ET

She was one of season 11’s most talented dancers, but Audrina Patridge is too ill to take a final bow on Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars finale.

“I’m miserable at home in bed today, and super bummed that I can’t be there for the finale or wrap party tonight,” Patridge told PEOPLE from her Los Angeles home Tuesday morning. “I was excited to see everyone and looking forward to one last dance with Tony – he’s been the best partner ever!”

On Monday night a downtrodden Dovolani was saddened to hear the news that his celebrity partner, who fell ill Sunday with the flu, might not be able to pull through in time for the finale.

No doubt, Patridge will be watching the live results show from her sick bed to see which finalist – Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey or Bristol Palin – is awarded this season’s mirror ball trophy.


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