Oh no, what happened to Gabby Douglas?! The USA gymnastics star was hospitalized ahead of her appearance on the MTV VMAs, and now she won’t even get to present with her Final Five teammates. Get the details about Gabby’s hospital scare right here!
Gabby shared a picture on social media revealing that she is “resting comfortably” after being released from the hospital on Aug. 28, and that she sadly wouldn’t be making the VMAs later that night. The 20-year-old gymnast didn’t reveal why she was in the hospital, but it was clearly serious enough that she has to rest instead of spending the night with her teammates and music’s biggest stars!
In her post-hospital pic, Gabby is wrapped up in blankets looking cozy on a bed that’s likely in a hotel room in New York City where she and the rest of the Final Five had been celebrating their major success in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. “Out of the hospital & resting comfortably! #FinalFive so sad I can’t be with u all to present tonite@MTV thank u xoxo #VMAs #myview,” Gabby captioned her photo. At least she seemed to be in decent spirits!
Considering Gabby seemingly didn’t injure herself at the Olympics, fans are certainly concerned about what happened to Gabby upon getting back from Rio…especially since she didn’t say anything about why she was in the hospital! Whatever health scare she went through, we’re glad to see that Gabby is already on her way to getting better. We’re just so sad we won’t get to see her on the VMA stage with Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian — especially because it could be her place to redeem herself after a rather rough Olympics!
In case you didn’t hear about the criticism Gabby received in Rio, she was blasted for not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem when the Final Five received their gold medals after their team all-around win. Then just days later, Gabby was dissed for her salty looks during Simone’s big individual all-around win! Perhaps she was hospitalized as a result of the hard time she went through in Rio? Either way, we’ll miss her at the VMAs, and we hope she’s back to 100 percent soon!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think happened to Gabby? Are you sad she won’t be presenting at the VMAs? Tell us below!