As you surely know, Gabby Douglas was absent from the MTV VMAs as she was indisposed due to a mystery illness. Meanwhile, Miz Douglas' teammates Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, and Madison Kocian presented an award to Beyonce at the A-list event.
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To make matters worse, despite the U.S. gymnast previously hinting she was on the mend, the 20-year-old ended up back in the hospital Sunday evening because of a serious infection. In fact, Gabby's publicist explained:
"Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury. She continues to have deep swelling and adverse reactions to medications."
Bummer! And it seems her teammates couldn't have missed her more, as Simone commented on Gabby's absence and wished her a speedy recovery. In a chat with People, she noted:
"I think she's feeling a little better, but she's staying home as a precaution. We're sad she couldn't be here to enjoy this with us. We miss her!"
Little did Biles know, right? Still, it was smart of the gold medalist to stay home — especially since she ended up seeking medical attention AGAIN!
Nonetheless, this injury is just the latest bad thing to happen to the American athlete. In case you forgot, Gabby dealt with quite a bit of cyber bullying after she refused to put her hand over her heart while the U.S' national anthem played at the Olympics. Oof!
Here's hoping Gabby gets better sooner than later. Stay strong, girl!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
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