Abby Lee Miller Showed Her Scars During the 'Dance Moms' Premiere

"Be proud of your short hair and’re a fighter and a survivor."

Abby Lee Miller Shows Her Cancer Scars

Tuesday night's three-part Dance Moms premiere had the internet talking. After two years off the air, the show returned with a brand-new cast and a wheelchair-bound Abby Lee Miller, who was more than candid about her recent health struggles. In a moment of vulnerability, she even shared a raw look at herself without a wig.

Longtime fans of the show know that Miller's complex choreography often relates to aspects of her own life, and the premiere's group dance titled, "Broken Heart," proved to be no different. Miller encouraged each of the new dancers to share a story about their own heartbreak before opening up about her own.

"I want to share my heartbreak," she said during an interview. "I want to share what happened to me. I want to be vulnerable for them. What better way to do that than to show them my scar?"

Miller removed her wig to let the dancers see her shorter hair, as well as the 18-inch spinal scar left from the surgeries she underwent to remove a tumor that turned out to be a form of cancer known as Burkitt Lymphoma.

Fans reacted by sending their well wishes and support for her recovery, rooting for her being back on the show.

Abby I pray for continued health and healing! Thank you for sharing your journey! God gives His toughest battles to His strongest soldiers! Looking forward to the new #DanceMoms season!!

— Hope Riska (@HopeRiska47) June 5, 2019

@DanceMoms SO GLAD to see y’all back on! @Abby_Lee_Miller, keep making art come alive; we all look forward to watching it. 💜

— Jillian K H 🌻🌞 (@jill_newgemini) June 5, 2019

Alwayssss && Forever @Abby_Lee_Miller && the ALDC!!!! You are even more of an inspiration now and I believe you are going to continue to do amazing things! Love you and your show Abby! YOURE AMAZING!!!! 💗💗💜💜

— Nicole (@NicolePambrun) June 5, 2019

@Abby_Lee_Miller Abby, watching you tonight & all you endured, I have a new love & respect for you & keep shining bright. Love & Light always ❤️

— Janine Tedesco (@AngelPower117) June 5, 2019

Others took to social media to tell Miller how incredible she looked with short hair.

I just have to say, Abby Lee Miller looks pretty fantastic when she took her wig off. She rocks the short hair

— Amanda Longacre (@HappilyAmanda_) June 5, 2019

Abby I have to say that you are so beautiful without your wig. Be proud of your short hair and’re a fighter and a survivor

— TrishaFenn (@TrishaFenn) June 5, 2019

@Abby_Lee_Miller just watched the episode where you took off your wig, you ROCK the short hair! You should show it off!!

— Iwearboots (@mjlebo) June 5, 2019

Ultimately, fans were vocal about how inspiring it was to see Miller fight the hard fight and end up right where she wanted to be: back in the studio.

I am in awe of #AbbyLeeMiller after seeing what she has been through. She truly is a fighter. I am so happy she is back doing what she loves. #DanceMoms

— sarah (@mrssarahdee) June 5, 2019

Watch the all new episodes of Dance Moms season 8 on Tuesday nights on Lifetime and catch up on all the old seasons on Hulu.

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