Abby Lee Miller Is 'Grateful' as She Reveals She's Now Cancer Free

The 'Dance Moms' star, who underwent rounds of chemotherapy and months of rehabilitation for Burkitt lymphoma, also says that she's hopeful that she can walk again soon.

AceShowbiz - It's been a tough journey for Abby Lee Miller. After battling Burkitt lymphoma, the "Dance Moms" star has now revealed that she is cancer free.

"The cancer is completely gone," the 53-year-old said to PEOPLE while promoting an upcoming season of the hit Lifetime show. "I'm more than grateful. I'm thankful. I was always grateful but I think I must say 'Thank you' a hundred times a day because I have to rely on strangers; someone to open the door, someone to get the hanger off the rack at the department store, someone to pick up my phone if I drop it. How am I supposed to get it? I'm very grateful and thankful to strangers that have been so kind."

Abby, who underwent the emergency surgery for what was initially thought to be a spinal infection in 2018, was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The reality TV star then had to go ten rounds of chemotherapy and months of rehabilitation in order to walk again.

"I pushed through because I feel like I have more to do," Abby added. "I want to be an executive producer. I have three other shows and a cartoon that I've created. I want to do what I really do -- I create. I can make something magical and wonderful out of nothing. I do it every week."

Abby further shared her goals during the interview. "I have dreams and I want to see them come to fruition. I want to retire and want to be able to live out my days financially secure. That's what everyone wants," she explained.

Staying hopeful, Abby added, "If I can move, I can stand," while slowly moving her feet while in her wheelchair. "I'm supposed to stand three times a day for twenty minutes. I can take a right step because I can put my weight on my left knee then when I take a left step my right leg just crumbles because I need a knee replacement."

The star previously uploaded on Instagram a photo of a massive scar on her back after getting a spinal surgery a year ago. "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," so Abby wrote in the caption. "This mass/tumor choking my spinal cord turned out to be Burkitt Lymphoma."

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