The latest episode of Drag Race: Canada vs the World delivered a shocking and emotional exit.

Spoilers ahead 

For this week’s maxi challenge, the queens were informed that they would be featured as the lead acts of “a comedy night for the world.”

“Each of you needs to write and perform your own comedy routine. So bring the jokes, folks. And remember, if it’s a thinker, it’s a stinker,” said staple judge Brad Goreski. 

In addition to their standup routine, the celebrity fashion stylist also revealed that the queens would be receiving help from him and legendary television writer Gary Janetti – who’s best known for his work on Will and Grace and Family Guy. 

Following their productive meet-ups with Goreski and Janetti, the contestants headed to the workroom to prepare for their standup show.

While most of the queens seemed to be in good spirits before their comedy debut, Icesis Couture was visibly upset while putting on her makeup – prompting concern from her fellow contestants. 

“I’m sitting in the workroom putting my makeup on, and I really can’t focus. There’s so much going through my mind that I can’t be in the moment right now,” Icesis said in a confessional. 

After a few attempts at brushing off her sister’s questions, the beloved drag queen finally broke down to Ra’Jah O’Hara about her conflicted feelings. 

“It’s just too much for me. I’m just so tired. There’s just so much going on with me, personally. I’m trying to keep up, but I don’t want to anymore,” she confessed in between tears. 

Icesis went on to say that she needed a break before stating that she may have “jumped back into it too soon.” 

Before starring on Canada vs the World, the Ottawa-based queen competed and won the second season of Canada’s Drag Race – which premiered in October 2021. 

“I have to take my own advice, making sure everyone knows it’s okay not to be okay, and this is literally me saying I’m not okay anymore. I just need to go home, and I hope that everybody understands,” she added in an emotional confessional. 

In response to Icesis’ heartbreaking admission, the remaining queens rallied around their sister and offered words of encouragement. 

“If you need to take care of you, the man behind the glamour, take your time. Your drag is valid, and your drag is important, but your mental health and your sanity is more important,” Ra’Jah told her. 

Silky Nutmeg Ganache added: “At the end of the day, this is a sisterhood, and we’re here for you.”

Before leaving the workroom and the competition, the queens gave Icesis one final group hug. 

Shortly after the episode aired, fans took to social media to send loving messages to the talented queen. 

One person wrote: “Competing on drag race can be extremely draining, and taking care of your mental health should ALWAYS come first, Icesis has more than proven herself as a worthy winner.” 

Another user tweeted: “Watching Icesis cry by herself in the werkroom officially broke me.” 

Due to Icesis’ departure, no one was sent home at the end of the latest episode. 

Check out more heartwarming fan reactions below.