Abby Lee Miller Husband, Weight Loss, Cancer, Now
Most people would freak out or try to figure out what they should do next if they are about to go to jail. But for the Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller, it was vacation time. So during her jail time, did she finish her sentence or had to leave before completion because of cancer? Let's Find Out.
Vacation Before The Final Verdict
In October 2015, Miller got accused of bankruptcy fraud, false bankruptcy declarations in hiding around $755,000, and concealment of assets. If found guilty, she could have seen up to five years of imprisonment along with a fine of $5 million for the twenty counts.
Though the sentencing of her case got set for 2nd December 2016, due to a conflict in scheduling, government counsel was not available on the stated date. So Miller received another date on 20th January 2017.
But her situation was not something that could startle Abby in any way possible. She got spotted spending her final days of liberty vacationing in and out of the country. Due to the legal issues, Abby had to seek permission from the authority to travel internationally and domestically.
So after appealing, she received permission to travel to places like Las Vegas, Tijuana, Mexico, LA, and Dublin.
After a couple of days of the hearing, in May 2017, Abby got sentenced to 1 year in prison and received a $40 thousand fine. In June of the same year, she began serving her jail sentence at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California.
Because of her health issues, the 56-year-old did not serve all of her sentences.
Abby Lee Miller's Cancer Journey
In April 2018 - while still serving her sentence - Abby underwent spinal surgery. Upon the operation, she got diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma -- a kind of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.
She spent the remainder of 2018 in physical therapy, teaching herself to walk again.
Abby Lee Miller's Surgical Scar Amid Cancer Battle (source: Instagram)
Then, a year after her diagnosis, in April 2019, Abby uploaded a heartfelt Instagram post by sharing her cancer journey. In the caption, she took shots at the "Federal doctors," who failed to give her a proper prognosis, captioning:
One year ago today ~ I underwent emergency surgery for an infection in my spine. This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma. I endured ten rounds of chemo therapy (each lasting 6 days with 4/ 24hr bags pumping poison into my body ending with a spinal tap in 3 spots, plus another shot of Chemo into my tailbone area up the spinal cord around my brain cavity) Ten times! Another spine surgery was needed & I have one more still to go.
I struggled thru months of physical therapy to learn to sit up again, to crawl and maybe with a miracle someday I’ll walk. Why didn’t the ER Doctors on duty do their jobs? I came in twice with the same symptoms? Why didn’t somebody listen to me, the patient?
I finally found the right team that’s why I lived to tell my story, I have a lot to say! Thank you to all wonderful top notch professionals who continue to help me heal. For those who missed it, misdiagnosed me, and the so called Federal “Doctor” who took me off medication cold turkey and the other ER “Doctor Hollywood” who told me to go home and take it easy for 10 days - STOP practicing! Please
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In the Lifetime's documentary titled Dance Moms Resurrection, the Miami-Florida native shared her thoughts on the near-death experience of cancer.
Now, the star has overcome cancer and is back to her roots, teaching students once again. Even if she is in her wheelchair, the star always has a positive take on all the situations and is now following her passion. Always being around kids, does the star have children of her own?
Married With Spouse & Daughter?
Abby Lee is single and unmarried at the moment but, though not confirmed, was once an engaged woman. She and her ex-fiance Michael Padula had the making of a perfect married duo.
The rumors emerged as she posted an Instagram photo sporting a ring on her finger, captioning it "I do!!!". But the rumors were never addressed, nor was the reason for their breakup.
Contrary to popular gossip, Abby's Dance Moms' co-star Maddie Ziegler isn't her daughter. Per Maddie, the two don't even keep in contact despite wishing each other the best.
Another assumption suggests Miller's death, and to those rumors, Abby Lee is very much alive and back in her teaching zone, where she feels the happiest. Following the route of rumors and assumptions, there was an ongoing topic about Abby Lee's sudden weight loss:
Weight Loss Story
The founder of Abby Lee Dance Company went through a sudden weight loss following her health journey.
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People may suppose that it was the magic of a diet, exercise, or weight-loss surgery, but the truth is she lost all the weight while her mother was hospitalized due to colon cancer. Also, she was later got diagnosed with diabetes.
And the medicine she refilled in Australia was different from that of the US, which led to the sudden weight-loss as. In her statement, she said;
“I would take this medicine and within an hour, I was vomiting like I was in fourth grade and had the flu or like I had food poisoning. It was awful. After I would throw up, I couldn’t even look at food for the rest of the day.”
she further added;
“So that is how I lost the weight,There’s no diet, there’s no exercise, there’s no this, there’s no that.”
Abby Lee Miller Before and After the Weight Loss (source: eonline.com)
More on Abby Lee Miller
Born in Miami, Florida, on 21st September 1965, in a family with a dancing background, the daughter of a dance teacher, Maryen Lorrain, Abby got exposed to dance at a young age. She founded her dance company when she was still a teenager and has taught over 3000-4000 students to date.
As a successful choreographer and a well-renowned reality star, the 56-year-old boasts a reported net worth of over $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.