Abby Lee Miller: Holding Dance Moms Auditions While Undergoing Chemo

Just a couple of weeks ago, Abby Lee Miller teased the return of Dance Moms.

Now, sources are confirming that the series is coming back for an 8th season, starring Miller, who is already looking for fresh-faced new stars.

Not bad for a woman undergoing chemotherapy for cancer just months after getting out of prison, wouldn’t you say?

Yes, if Miller’s own tease (or threat!) that she was coming back to star on more Dance Moms wasn’t enough for you, worry no longer.

A source confirms to Entertainment Tonight that Dance Moms is returning. This will be the show’s 8th season.

And, though Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke temporarily took the reigns last year, Miller will be back.

If you were hoping for further proof, the Dance Moms casting page is looking for new cast members, ages 7 to 12.

And Miller is in charge.

The page says: “Abby Lee Miller is currently holding auditions for her new ALDC elite competition team.”

Miller is known to have complained about unbearable working situations on Dance Moms in the past, but she has made it clear that this was not the fault of the children.

“I don’t have a problem working with any kid,” Abby wrote. “I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful!”

Some have accused of her of being overbearing in dealing with children or of being unpleasant and harsh.

But Miller says that her issue with Dance Moms had less to do with the children and everything to do with male producers.



Miller is battling more than producers at the moment, however, which is why this Dance Moms news comes as something of a shock to so many people.

She has Burkitt lymphoma, a type of fast-spreading cancer that threatened to paralyze her just months ago. It was during her first emergency spinal surgery that doctors were able to identify that the “infection” was cancer.

The good news is that Burkitt generally has a 90% recovery rate.

The bad news is that it’s usually found in children, and the recovery rate in adults is said to be lower.

The other good news is that, because Burkitt lymphoma is a fast-spreading cancer, doctors say that it also responds quickly to treatment.

Last month, Abby Lee Miller underwent a second emergency surgery as part of her ongoing cancer battle.

The Dance Moms star even shared a graphic post-op photo, showing how the incision along her spine was healing.

Hopefully, she will not need to undergo any further drastic procedures.

For her sake, and for the sake of her return to the reality series that launched her to fame.

But while we don’t foresee Miller spendng a lot of time flashing her back scars on camera, there’s likely to be one difficult-to-ignore sign of her cancer battle when she starts filming the series in earnest.

In Miller’s most recent photos, she has been covering her head — with hats or towels.

In others, she simply keeps her hair out of the camera’s view.

Recently, she posted “Hair today, gone tomorrow” to her Instagram captions, warning followes that she anticipated hair loss as she undergoes chemotherapy treatments.

Many fans expect that she will wear wigs while on Dance Moms.

But it is indisputably better to lose your hair for a little while than to lose your life.

It also remains unclear how much of Miller’s cancer battle will be addressed on the series. It may be that she is soon cancer-free.

At the moment, she is focused on casting. Would you want your child to star on Dance Moms?


Abby Lee Miller Teases the Return of Dance Moms!!!

Earlier this month, Abby Lee Miller had to undergo a second emergency surgery as part of her ongoing battle with cancer.

But she did share some good news … though it does not directly pertain to her health.

She has announced — sort of — that Dance Moms is getting an eighth season despite its cancellation. Is it true?!

In a birthday post to young Dance Moms stars Lilliana Ketchman and Elliana Walmsley, Miller lets slip some exciting information.

“Happy Birthday to you two!!! @lillykofficial & @ellianawalmsley_,” Miller writes.

She adds a note, remarking on their growth: “Do those coats still fit?”

But this is where it gets less cheesey and much more interesting.

“There is a Rumor about Season 8,” Miller writes. “We might be headed some place cold!”

The last that anyone had really heard, the series had been cancelled. That was in May. It sounds like Lifetime has changed its tune.

“Anybody have thoughts on this?” Miller asks, before tagging: “#aldcla #aldc #abbyleemiller #dancemoms #abbylee #thebestisyettocome”

Abby Lee Miller teases Dance Moms Season 8

Earlier in June, Miller had teased that something good was coming on Instagram.

“I ‘heard’ some amazing news today!” Miller wrote. “Can anybody take a guess at what it was?”

Though the most obvious reply would be that it was something positive regarding her harrowing battle with Burkitt lymphoma, many fans immediately latched onto a different idea.

Now it sounds like those fans were correct.

Assuming that Abby Lee Miller’s apparent announcement on Saturday was true, that is.

But it would be very strange for her to make such a post if it is not true.

Abby Lee Miller’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock.

She had only just completed her sentence in prison and was staying at a halfway house.

She had to undergo her first emergency surgery after a strange and rapidly-spreading paralysis began to impair her movements.

It was only during surgery, which doctors were performing in order to relieve pressure that they believe that an infection was causing her on her spine, that they discovered that the culprit was worse.

Burkitt lymphoma, more often seen in the developing world and usually seen in children, was afflicting Miller.

The bad news is that it is the kind of cancer that spreads quickly.

The good news is that this particular fast-spreading cancer tends to respond quickly to treatments — and, though the rate is somewhat lower in adults, Burkitt lymphoma usually has a 90% recovery rate.

After two intense back surgeries, Miller’s outlook sounds like it is mostly positive.

She also shared that she has begun chemotherapy.

In an Instagram post, she wrote: “Hair today, gone tomorrow” and tagged it “#chemo.”

Though she is not yet exhibiting any signs of hair loss in her Instagram photos, it is a known and feared side-effect that can occur in some people while undergoing certain forms of chemotherapy.

We hope that Miller will, at least, get to keep her thick, curly hair as she undergoes this harrowing battle.

But if she does lose her hair temporarily, it is ultimately what many cancer survivors consider a small price to pay for their lives.

Fans have their fingers crossed that this news about Season 8 of Dance Moms is real.

But they should remember that Miller still has one hell of a battle for her health and her life ahead of her.

We’ve been critical of some of Miller’s behaviors and choices in the past, but she doesn’t deserve this terrible battle with cancer. No one does.

We hope that she makes a full recovery soon and that it is as painless as possible.


Mackenzie McKee Reveals Tragic Update on Mom’s Cancer Battle

If you’ve been keeping up with Mackenzie McKee of Teen Mom 3 fame, then you know that things haven’t been great for her recently.

And that’s because things haven’t been great for her mother, Angie Douthit.

At the beginning of the year, Mackenzie and her family revealed that Angie had been diagnosed with stage four brain and lung cancer.

Back then, we heard that there were several tumors in her brain, and so many masses in her lungs that doctors stopped counting them.

Angie had gone to see a doctor in the first place because she thought she had bronchitis — since she was always very healthy and never a smoker, lung cancer didn’t seem to be even a remote possibility.

But, as so many of us have unfortunately learned, cancer is the worst, and it can hit anyone.

And it seems like it’s hit Angie particularly hard.

Last month, Mackenzie informed her social media followers that in addition to the brain and lungs, cancer had also recently been found in her mother’s bones.

In a brand new update, it sounds like things have gotten even worse than that.

The update was written by Angie, but Mackenzie posted a screenshot of it to Snapchat, and that’s how we’re getting a look at it.

In the post, Angie wrote that she’d gotten a phone call from her oncologist to discuss new test results.

“This is difficult to write because I wanted to be telling you this morning that the cancer was gone and I was completely healed, but God has a much different plan.”

Instead, she said that “It turns out I have two diffferent cancers. I not only have non small cell carcinoma lung cancer, I also have small cell lung cancer which is aggressive and that is why it has spread.”

Because of that, she’s getting a chemo port, and she’ll start “the dreaded IV chemo” on Monday.

Apparently she’s on a chemo pill now, and she’ll stay on it, with the addition of the port and the IV medication.

“I’m really their Pioneer Woman now,” Angie explained, “as they’ve never seen someone have both, who is a healthy, young non smoker.”

Seriously, can you even imagine running marathons and dedicating so much to your health and fitness and never, ever smoking, then getting two different types of lung cancer at once?

It must be so difficult for the Douthit family right now, especially since Angie also said that both types of lung cancer only have a prognosis of 12-18 months with treatment.

“I didn’t sleep at all last night praying and telling God my heart,” she wrote. “My family is very upset and sad. But you know what? My God is way bigger than cancer.”

“He loves me and has a plan for my life. I know he was asked because I was asked, just yesterday, to speak at two more churches.”

“And,” she continued, “I have 3 new grand babies on the way who need their Nannie.”

As if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, she then asked anyone reading her message to pray “that chemo will not weaken me or make me sick,” and “as silly as this seems, please pray that my eye lashes and eye brows won’t fall out.”

“That’s all I have left!”

She also asked everyone to “pray that I won’t be afraid of the chemo,” and insisted that “I want to live, but I want God’s will more.”

It sounds like her faith is a big comfort for her right now, and how wonderful is that?

Although her prognosis isn’t good and things seem to be getting worse, it sounds like she’s at peace with it all, at least as much as she can be.

And that’s not nothing, you know?