Dance is Abby Lee Miller’s livelihood – but could it end her life? RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal the cancer-stricken Dance Moms star is filming for the upcoming season against her doctor’s orders.
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“Abby is acting very tough, but doctors are not confident it’s the right time to leave her treatment in Los Angeles to head to Pittsburgh for a TV show,” the insider said. “She is going against doctors wishes and going back to work.”
“Abby is weak... she can’t walk,” the insider said. “Her body is not ready to be back in it. They are scared it’s too much work and traveling. She needs more physical therapy. It’s still a long road for Abby.”
As Radar reported, the new season will take place in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, where the show began 7 seasons ago. “She has a doctor in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh,” the source said. “The Pittsburgh doctor will report back to the team in Los Angeles.”
Miller, 52, attended the 2018 National Film and Television Awards on December 5 in Los Angeles. The Lifetime star was all smiles on the red carpet in her wheel chair.
Although she appeared happy at the event, the insider added how she “cries herself to sleep” most nights amid her cancer battle.
As Radar previously reported, Miller has only filmed confessional interviews and B-roll, which is supplemental footage. Although she has been filming, a network hasn’t officially picked the show up. “Lifetime is still in talks with them,” the insider claimed. “Right now the issue is the cast. The OG girls won’t come back and the mini team can’t really carry the season.”
The source previously told Radar she is expected to “go back to her roots in Pittsburgh to build a new ALDC team with all new unknown names.” “The idea is to have the same format,” the insider said of dancers learning routines before weekend competitions. “Choreographer Gianna Martello will be back and will have a bigger role. Like in some of the episodes where Abby wasn’t around.”
Miller underwent emergency surgery in April for what doctors believed was a spine infection. She was later diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The diagnosis came after she served time in prison. She was sentenced to one year and one day for not reporting an international monetary transaction and concealing bankruptcy assets.
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