“Dance Moms'” Abby Lee Miller Hits the Mall for the First Time in 13 Months Amid Cancer Battle: “Hallelujah!”


For a good portion of 2018, “Dance Moms” Abby Lee Miller has been cooped up in the hospital as she continues to receive treatments for cancer. Yet, on Tuesday (Aug. 28,) the reality tv star finally got the chance to do something she hasn’t been able to do for a very long time – she went shopping!

“Hallelujah,” she wrote on her Instagram page alongside a picture of her in a wheelchair and holding one enthusiastic thumb up in the air. “I’m headed to the Mall! I’ve only been once in 13 long painful months. For a lifelong shopper like me that’s absolute torture!!!”


Indeed, the simple act of going shopping is something that Miller will ever take for granted again, considering what she has been through. The 51-year-old has been through her share of struggles as of late, as an emergency surgery for what was thought a spinal infection turned into a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Miller filled fans in on what she has called a horrid journey. “It’s Friday,” she wrote alongside a picture from her hospital bed. “Yay & Pray my white blood cell count goes up and my 103 fever goes down! Yikes! “

We continue to send our well wishes to Miller!


Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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