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Abby Lee Miller became a reality TV sensation for her quick-witted responses to her dancers on Dance Moms

Nowadays, Miller’s life is anything but glamorous. She no longer works on the show that made her a household name and is currently awaiting sentencing in the wake of her pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud. 

Abby Lee Photo
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The beast of the East is now undergoing dramatic weight loss surgery that could probably give the beast of the South (June Shannon) a run for her money. 

The procedure in question for Abby is a sleeve gastrectomy, which will remove 80 percent of her stomach. We’re sure Abby was probably searching for how to shave 80 percent of her prison sentence, but she probably settled at losing some of her stomach. 

Kidding aside, Abby feels like no one cares about whether something goes wrong during the procedure. In an emotional interview with Entertainment Tonight, she got very upset about the whole thing. 

Abby Lee Miller at a Gala
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"Oh, this is crazy," she said before walking into the operating room. 

"There’s nobody freaking out if something happens to me," Miller revealed. "I’m scared, I’m nervous."

It was a mere month ago Miller announced her decision to part ways with Dance Moms in a scathing Instagram rant that took aim at the producers.

Abby Lee Miller Speaks to ET
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It reads as follows:

The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS.

FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING – TO NO AVAIL!

TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER’S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS… "WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?" ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS!

I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED – DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT! #dancemoms #season7 #ALDC #aldcalways #newbeginnings #aldcla #alllovedancecourage

Cheryl Burke at the People's Choice Awards
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Dancing With the Stars pro, Cheryl Burke has now stepped into the coveted role and has posted nothing but positive images with her new students since. 

Was Abby part of the problem, or was it all down to the producers? Don’t expect an unauthorized Lifetime movie for this one.