The landmark Lifetime reality series Dance Moms will finally return with new episodes in June.
This would be exciting enough news for fans of the long-running program, but there's more.
Oh, there is more.
But they have an entirely different and inspiring reason to look forward to Season 8, as teased in the trailer below:
Abby Lee Miller is back!
She isn't just back on the show, following an emotional resignation in 2017. She's back from a very serious battle with cancer.
Having battled a number of health issues over the past several months, Miller comes across as more determined than ever.
Scroll down to watch the video now and also to relive all that the controversial 52-year-old star has been through of late:
Boom! Everything is Different Now
“In an instant, your life changes completely,” Miller says in the clip, which is followed by candid footage of her fighting back tears in a hospital bed.
Best Laid Plans Gone Awry
“I was ready to go back to work and start my life over and now I can’t even walk," she says.
Even for those who have been critical of her conduct over the years, it's impossible to watch this footage and not tear up along with Abby.
But She's Ready to Fight!
“I need to get back to teaching and I need to get back to screaming at children,” she says in the trailer. “I need to get back to my roots. I’m going to take these kids right back to the turf.”
What Actually Happened?
In April 2018, a day after undergoing emergency surgery for what was initially believed to be a spinal infection, the reality star was preliminarily diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.
She Almost Died
Miller went into the emergency room after she experienced “excruciating neck pain” and weakness in her arm. From there, her condition deteriorated over the next couple days, prompting a need for surgery for a multi-level laminectomy.