Abby Lee Miller Walks For First Time Since Paralysis & Cancer Diagnosis In Shock Interview
Abby Lee Miller is taking steps towards her new life following a chaotic stint in prison and a terrifying health crisis.
During an interview with The Doctors the Dance Moms star, 52, opens up about her struggle with Burkitt Lymphoma, and steps out of her comfort zone to walk — for the first time in a year — in front of her audience.
“Everybody put your hands together and pray” she says to the audience. “This is so scary, you have no idea,” she says before lifting herself up from the wheelchair which she’s been confined to since her paralysis and cancer diagnosis.
Holding onto a walker, in the presence of host Travis Stork, oncologist Lawrence Piro, and her fans, Miller takes a few small steps. Taking deep breaths and trying to hide her look of fear, she then lets go of the walker and holds her balance. At that, the audience claps excitedly.
Also in the interview, Miller’s oncologist admits that she’s missed check-up screenings since she went into cancer remission, but she is still in the clear.
“The majority of the picture looks like we're still in a complete remission, and I think we should celebrate it," he tells her onstage.
While the chemotherapy treatments she received have helped her recover, Dr. Piro also tells Miller there is still a 10-20% chance her cancer could return. On the screen, he shows the star's latest scans and talks further about her long battle with the disease, telling her that she should enjoy life in the moments when she can.
RadarOnline.com readers know Miller has had a collection of medical treatments ever since she was rushed to the hospital from a halfway house in April 2018. At the time, Miller — who served time for bankruptcy fraud — said she had extreme back pain. Doctors initially said she had an infection, but later identified her condition as an aggressive form of cancer. The TV star became completely paralyzed from the neck down and was forced to undergo severe chemotherapy treatments. Three weeks ago she also had a knee replacement and has been in intensive physical therapy.
While doctors have warned her to stop working amid her return to Dance Moms and to focus on her recovery, Miller is committed to getting out of her funk and gaining back her fame and her money!