'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller shares hospital selfie after cancer scare
The reality star used the opportunity to thank her fans and well-wishers who supported her during the turbulent time
Abby Lee Miller, who recently had a cancer scare and was paralyzed from the neck down, has regained at least some of her motor skills after an emergency surgery. The 51-year-old reality star shared her first hospital selfie recently and thanked her fans for their unwavering support and wishes.
She captioned the selfie, “So much gratitude and love for those who listened, those who looked deeper and those who leapt [sic] into action. So much more I wish I could say……about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others. Thanks for 🙏🏻❤”
The 'Dance Moms' star had had a very close brush with death, with her orthopedic surgeon Dr Hooman MMelamed going as far as to say, “We did a CT and we saw what appeared to be an infection that had spread from the bottom of her neck all the way to the lower part of her back… which is extremely unusual,” he said. “If we didn’t do something, she was going to die. Her blood pressure was bottoming out. She was not doing well."
The doctor, who practices at the Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital, where Abby was admitted, opined that it was unnatural for someone like Abby to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.
“There could be a million reasons for this. Normally, you see this in someone who is compromised, if they have diabetes or [are] a smoker or [have] heart problems, but that’s not really her,” he said.