As we’ve made clear on numerous occasions in the past, we don’t like Abby Lee Miller.
We think she’s a narcissistic bully.
That said, we’d like to make one thing clear:
We do not wish death on Abby Lee Miller.
Heck, we don’t wish any sort of physical harm on the former Dance Moms host at all, that’s not what we’re all about.
Therefore, we truly do send nothing but well wishes to Miller, following the news that she nearly died this week.
It’s true: Multiple outlets have confirmed that Miller underwent emergeny surgery around 1 a.m.on Tuesday due to an infection in her spine.
She is now recovering in a Marina del Ray, California hospital.
According to a rep for Dr. Hooman Melamed, Miller was actually paralyzed prior to the procedure.
She had been suffering extreme pain in her back, arms and neck and, as a result, underwent a CT scan on Monday night.
This is when the mass was discovered and Miller was taken into the operating room.
“She could have died,” Melamed tells Entertainment Tonight, adding:
“Forget paralysis – if she waited much longer she would’ve died from this. Yesterday, Abby couldn’t move her toes or hands. Now she can slightly. She is in recovery now.”
Melamed added further details in an interview with People Magazine:
“Her condition started deteriorating [over two days]. Not just her pain, but her weakness started getting worse. In the span of 24 hours, which was something that I have not seen, her condition rapidly deteriorated.
“She was completely paralyzed from the neck down.”
The surgeon explained that Miller’s blood pressure was bottoming out, hence the emergent situation.
On March 27, Miller was transferred from the FCI Victorville prison in California to a halfway house in Long Beach, following an eight-plus month stint in federal prison.
The reality star had pleaded guilty in 2016 to bankruptcy and financial fraud, admitting that she lied to the government about her assets.
She is expected to serve the remaining two months of her term at the halfway house.
Dr. Melamed does say, however, that Miller may require another surgery.
For now, though, she will stick around at the hospital for at least another night and possibly for the rest of the week.
The ex-Dance Moms choreographer underwent gastric sleeve surgery in the past and it’s conceivable that her back pain and subsequent infection was related to this procedure and/or the medication she took afterward.
In May of last year, Miller received a sentence of one year and one day in federal jail, followed by two years of supervised release for bankruptcy fraud.
She was also fined $ 40,000 and ordered to pay the $ 120,000 judgment, as well as give a DNA sample relating to her felony charge.
Back in January, she actually released a statement from behind bars, saying at the time:
Sometimes in life you make mistakes. I trusted the wrong people and didn’t pay any attention to things I should of. I’m more than sorry for the mistakes I have made.
My world flipped upside down when I had to enter prison. I did so with grace, the stories you read about me been a princess are untrue.
I have made friends with both inmates and staff, I’ve tried to better myself, participated in anything offered to me and I am a better person for this experience.
We weren’t huge fans of this self-serving nonsense.
But we’re still glad she’s alive.
We don’t wish death on a single celebrity.