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Abby Lee Miller Is Learning to Walk Again After Undergoing Spinal Surgery

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In less than two months, Dance Moms returns for an eighth season after more than a year-and-a-half off the air. The hiatus was a result of studio owner Abby Lee Miller’s prison stint, which began in July 2017, and her Burkitt lymphoma, which was discovered when she was still behind bars.

Though the choreographer will be back at the helm of the Lifetime series, fans will notice a major change in the 53-year-old as she continues to recover from her cancer treatments. Scroll down for an update on the controversial reality star.

Why is Abby from Dance Moms in a wheelchair?

In a lengthy Instagram post on April 17, the Pennsylvania native opened up about the emergency surgery she underwent exactly a year ago to remove a mass/tumor that was choking her spinal cord. What was initially thought to be an infection turned out to be cancer, specifically Burkitt lymphoma, a rare but highly aggressive type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.