Why is Abby Lee Miller in a wheelchair?

On the Lifetime's hit TV show Dance Moms: Resurrection, season 8 footage shows Abby Lee Miller using a wheelchair. Why is Abby Lee Miller in a wheelchair?

Abby Miller from Dance Moms in a wheelchair

Photo: Rich Fury/Getty

What wheelchair Abby Lee Miller is using?

Pictured above, Abby Lee Miller is using a Permobil F5 Corpus power wheelchair. Some of the features of this wheelchair include ActiveHeight seat elevation, legrest elevation, power recline and posterior tilt. The cost of Permobil F5 Corpus is $13,282.

Abby Lee Miller was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and had to undergo emergency spine surgery to remove a tumor, and has been confined to a wheelchair since April 2018.

Weight Capacity

400 lbs weight capacity on a lightweight power wheelchair


Perfect for travel and portbale for easy transport

Turning Radius

31” turning radius can be used for indoors and outdoors


Reaches top speeds of up to 3.7 mph