Abby Lee Miller Breaks Silence Following Cancer Diagnosis

Dance Moms personality Abby Lee Miller is speaking out for the first time since she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

In an Instagram update, the Lifetime reality star shared a selfie taken in a hospital bed. Along with the photo, Miller thanked those who have helped her since the news broke.

"So much gratitude and love for those who listened, those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action," Miller wrote. "So much more I wish I could say......about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others."

(Photo: Instagram / @therealabbylee)

The post's comment section is filled with kind words for the controversial reality TV star, who just recently finished a prison sentence. The photo itself has been liked more than 111,000 times.

"I really really hope you get better," one fan wrote. "I am praying for you. I believe you will get through this. I haven't met you and I've seen you on TV, but I can clearly see you are a strong caring person. I really hope you feel better. Me and all your friends, family and fans are all with you and praying for you. I hope u get better!"

Another fan added, "We love you Abby. You can do this!"

The news spilled out when a representative for Dr. Hooman Melamed told TMZ that her emergency back surgery on Tuesday was to alleviate a presumed infection in her spine. However, further testing revealed she is possibly suffering from Burkitt Lymphoma, which a type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

More tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis, and Miller is apparently "resting comfortably" as she awaits further treatment. She will apparently have to undergo another spinal surgery whether the tests come back positive or not.

A source then spoke to Us Weekly about how Miller is holding up as she battles the illness.

"Abby is devastated, but is strong and trying to put on a brave face," the source said. "She is still at [the hospital], and they are seeing what the next steps are. She will make it through this."


The source also added that doctors "are not sure yet how aggressive it is or which stage it is." They also added that non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a "good cancer to get, if you have to get it," as it is treatable.

Miller has not yet confirmed the TMZ and Us Weekly reports. There has been no further word about her condition as of press time.