Dance Moms is back with Abby Lee Miller! Despite being stuck in a wheelchair and dealing with a monstrous health crisis, the ALDC founder is gearing up for her major comeback. Meet the new dancers and see what’s happening with her cancer battle.
A few weeks ago, Abby Lee Miller took to Instagram and shared the good news with her followers. The Dance Moms mentor confirms she will be filming for the Lifetime show by the end of January.
Dance Moms: Abby Lee Miller Excited For Season 8
Many have been anticipating her much-awaited return after leaving the Lifetime show in 2017. At that time, the 52-year-old choreographer was replaced by Dancing with the Stars alum Cheryl Burke. Abby had to deal with jail time and legal issues and then a life-changing medical condition.
But now, Dance Mom‘s Abby Lee Miller seems to be back on track as she announced her return for Dance Moms Season 8. In fact, the Pittsburgh native has been hinting about it since November last year despite being wheelchair-bound and in poor health.
Abby Defies All Odds – Back To Her Dance Roots
The return of Abby Lee Miller is especially significant for long-time fans of Dance Moms. Aside from serving her sentence for bankruptcy fraud, the controversial dance instructor also faced a serious health problem. In April, Abby was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after undergoing emergency back surgery.
Since then, the veteran dancer has been receiving treatment and had to relearn to walk. At one point, viewers were certain that she will never set foot on the Dance Moms stage ever again. But Abby proves doubters wrong as she defies all odds by going back to her dancing roots.
How Will Abby Lee Miller’s Cancer Battle Affect Dance Moms?
With Abby Lee Miller currently reliant on a wheelchair, many ALDC addicts wonder how she will handle the pressure and challenges of the show. As a dance coach, it is expected to involve physical movements, such as dancing. Although the Dance Moms star is already taking therapy to regain leg mobility, it might still take time.
But Abby hopes it won’t be long before she is literally back on her feet. Of course, she has a dance assistant that can teach the dance moves on her behalf. Regardless of whether she will be able to dance or just give out instructions, her comeback is still definitely worth the wait.
Meet The New ALDC Team
Abby Lee Miller also shared a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming Dance Moms Season 8. The Lifetime personality seemed ecstatic as she introduced the new members of the ALDC team. Fans can expect to see new faces in the new season.
The dance guru will be working with young dancers, including Kamryn Smith, Savannah Kristich, Sarah Georgiana, GiaNina Paolantonio, Pressley Hosbach, Hannah Colin, and Brady Farrar.
The kids range in age from 7 to 13. Interestingly, only one previous member will be joining Abby on Dance Moms Season 8. Lillian Ketchman has been confirmed to be part of the new ALDC team for Abby’s comeback.
Abby’s Former ALDC Students Show Support
Meanwhile, Abby Lee Miller’s former students continue to show their support amid her battle with cancer and upcoming Dance Moms comeback. The outspoken dance teacher was always seen as strict and hard-to-please, which did not sit well with some of her students (or their moms).
In fact, she even had a fallout with some longtime mentees, including Maddie Ziegler. The two have had a tumultuous relationship since going their separate ways in 2016. But not everyone feels negative about Abby. Despite her issues with some of her students and parents, she still managed to get their respect at some level.
JoJo Siwa and Elliana Walmsley are one of the few who showed their support to their former Dance Moms mentor. The young dancers have been spending time with Abby, especially during such a trying time. One thing is for sure though, Dance Moms was never the same without Abby Lee Miller so it’s good to finally have her back.
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