Abby Lee Miller Takes Her First Steps On TV After Being Confined To Wheelchair Since 2018

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms fame underwent two emergency spinal surgeries in 2018, after which she was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.

Doctors were able to remove a tumor wrapped around her spine. Abby Lee announced she was cancer-free as of May 2019, but she was left partially paralyzed.

Since then, the 53-year-old reality star has been using a wheelchair and relearning how to walk.

On top of that, she was released from prison in March 2018, after serving an eight-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud. At one point she moved into a halfway house, as is often the case when someone is newly released from prison.

Abby Lee recently made an appearance on The Doctors, where she attempted to stand up and take her very first steps in public.

“This is scary, you have no idea,” she told the audience.

See the brave moment in the clip below.

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