Abby Lee Miller celebrated her release from prison with a trip to the salon just a few weeks ago. Shortly after, the former "Dance Moms" star was hit with another blow. This time, rather than a prison sentence, Abby learned that she was rushed to the hospital for emergency spinal surgery. Fans learned that she is suffering from a form of cancer and now she's in for the fight of her life.

On Friday, Abby's doctor, Dr. Hooman M. Melamed revealed that she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. He revealed to PEOPLE magazine through a rep that Abby is doing well after surgery.

While she will still need another surgery, he did indicate that health-wise, she's doing well and has regained some movement in her hands and legs since her first procedure.

'Not out of the woods yet'

While Abby Lee Miller [VIDEO]is doing much better now than she was a few days ago, her doctor cautioned that she is "not out of the woods yet." He revealed that if Abby had not had surgery, she would have died. Her first procedure took five hours and left her with a long incision on her back. Dr. Melamed said that in order to relieve pressure, they had to remove the back portion of several vertebrae.

Abby learned of her shocking medical condition after she was rushed to the ER in pain. Initially, she complained of "excruciating neck pain" in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Certainly, she didn't see this shocking medical diagnosis coming.

Doctors originally thought Abby was suffering from some sort of spinal infection. It wasn't until Wednesday that they knew her real diagnosis is Non-Hodgekins lymphoma.

Abby speaks out

Despite finding out that she's now battling a form of cancer after spending more than eight months in prison, Abby Lee Miller is still in good spirits. On Saturday, she posted her first selfie on Instagram since learning of her condition. In it, she can be seen in her hospital bed, looking very tired. Her pink manicured nails still look perfect though.

"So much gratitude and love for those who listened,those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action," Abby captioned the post. "So much more I wish I could say......about how quickly your life can change at the hands of others. Thanks for ❤️"

It doesn't seem like there has been a lot of good news for Abby Lee lately. Her health battle will definitely put a damper on plans to get back into the dance and reality TV worlds. It has been reported that the prognosis is good for most patients fighting Non-Hodgekins lymphoma and after all that Abby has already overcome, she better not give up yet!