Brie and Nikki Bella took to Instagram to let fans know how their mom Kathy is doing after undergoing brain surgery.
Brie took to Instagram Stories, with Nikki by her side, to tell followers, “The surgery was successful so now she’s able to start her journey of recovering. Thank you for all the text messages, DMs, all the comments everything you have no idea how much that means to her and means to us.”
Nikki also posted a video update on Instagram, explaining, “My mom had a very, very successful surgery it took a lot longer than expected because the doctors really wanted to make sure everything was taken out because if we didn’t catch this it actually could have been fatal. So grateful to God and her angels that we ended up finding this and that we had amazing surgeons and that she had a very successful surgery and so now my mom is on the road to recovery. Thank you all so much for sending your prayers, love and light.”
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Mama Bella had a very successful surgery! Can’t thank you all enough for your prayers, love, light and beautiful words! Can’t wait for my Mom to see how loved she is. It’s going to mean the world to her. Now prayers for her recovery! And thank you to the surgeons who took such incredible care of her. Can’t thank you all enough! Feeling very blessed and grateful right now. So relieved and happy. Can’t wait to squeeze my Mom! She’ll be in ICU for a few days but when I can she’s getting a really big hug and kiss! @mrjohnlaurinaitis thank you for being her and our family’s rock! We all couldn’t have gotten through today without you! Love you! ❤️
The matriarch was suffering from paralysis in her face, and it turns out the cause is not Bell’s palsy, but a “mass on her brain stem.”
Before the surgery, Nikki shared on Instagram, “Our Mama Bella, our Gigi, our Gato is about to head into brain surgery. I ask for so many prayers, so much light and love sent her way. ❤️✨ Sadly they found what you can compare to a tumor on her brain stem that has been paralyzing her face. I have faith that the amazing doctors will do an incredible job and our Gigi will be on the road to recovery starting late today.”
The news comes as both the pregnant twins are nearing their due dates. Nikki is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, while Brie is expecting her second child with Daniel Bryan. Brie and Daniel are already the parents of 3-year-old Birdie.