“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller is opening up to fans about her health struggles in a new Instagram post.
Miller shared a photo of herself with a shaved head, revealing the scar from her emergency spinal surgery one year ago.
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One year ago today ~ I underwent emergency surgery for an infection in my spine. This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma. I endured ten rounds of chemo therapy (each lasting 6 days with 4/ 24hr bags pumping poison into my body ending with a spinal tap in 3 spots, plus another shot of Chemo into my tailbone area up the spinal cord around my brain cavity) Ten times! Another spine surgery was needed & I have one more still to go. I struggled thru months of physical therapy to learn to sit up again, to crawl and maybe with a miracle someday I’ll walk. Why didn’t the ER Doctors on duty do their jobs? I came in twice with the same symptoms? Why didn’t somebody listen to me, the patient? I finally found the right team that’s why I lived to tell my story, I have a lot to say! Thank you to all wonderful top notch professionals who continue to help me heal. For those who missed it, misdiagnosed me, and the so called Federal “Doctor” who took me off medication cold turkey and the other ER “Doctor Hollywood” who told me to go home and take it easy for 10 days - STOP practicing! Please 🙏🏻
The 52-year-old wrote in the caption, “I underwent emergency surgery for an infection in my spine. This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma.”
She went on to detail her treatments, from chemo to spinal taps to another surgery. Abby Lee still has another surgery to endure.
“I struggled thru months of physical therapy to learn to sit up again, to crawl and maybe with a miracle someday I’ll walk,” she said.
While she thanked her medical team for continuing to help her heal, Miller blasted the doctors who misdiagnosed her early on, saying, “STOP practicing. Please.”
As her health battle continues, Abby Lee is using a wheelchair and is back at work on “Dance Moms.” The new season kicks off June 4 on Lifetime. Check out the preview!