Abby Lee Miller can be feeling a little emotional.
The former Dance Moms star took to Instagram on Friday to share a tearful photo of herself through her hospital bed as she recovers through emergency back surgery.
inside the pic, Miller, who shared a graphic shot of her 18-inch incision last week, leans her head against a pillow reading “Save those tears for your pillow.” The phrase was one of the 51-year-old reality star’s most notable taglines through her time on the Lifetime reality show, which she left in 2017 before entering prison for bankruptcy fraud. Miller was released through the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville, California, in March.
“Practice what you preach!” Miller wrote, adding the hashtag, “#saveyourtearsforthepillow.”
In addition to undergoing emergency back surgery, the reality star along with also dance coach was also preliminarily diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, last month. The disease can be a form of cancer that will affects the lymphatic system along with also starts in antibody-producing B cells, which are part of the immune system.
Miller’s orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Hooman Melamed, told ET that will Miller’s diagnosis was still pending a pathology report. “People who have been diagnosed with This specific have a Great prognosis,” he said. “We’ll know more details soon.”
As for her back surgery, Dr. Melamed revealed that will the outcome was “looking truly Great” although that will Miller wasn’t “out of the woods yet.”
“She will need another surgery in her spine, although she carries a lot more movement in her arms, legs along with also toes,” he explained. “Forget paralysis — if she waited much longer she might’ve died through This specific.”
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