Gabby Douglas Updates Fans on Her Health: 'I'm Doing OK!'
By Lynda Brendish
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Gabby Douglas had to miss presenting at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with the rest of her Final Five gang due to an injury -- but the gymnast has updated fans to let them know she's now on the road to recovery.
"Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing OK!" the Olympic gymnast wrote in a post on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
"I had a complication from a prior injury that caused a cyst to grow on a bone in my mouth," she continued. "Got it removed and feeling much better now! Thanks for all your concerns and prayers and HUGE thank you to the doctors that have taken care of me these last four days! #ontheroadtorecovery #butIstillgottagetthesewisdomteethout."
The 20-year-old also posted a picture of herself in the dentist's chair with the tweet.
Douglas had been scheduled to present at the VMAs on Sunday along with the other members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team: Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, and Laurie Hernandez, but had to pull out shortly beforehand due to the cyst.
"Out of hospital & resting comfortably! #FinalFive sad I can't be with u 2 present tonite [sic]," she posted in a tweet on Sunday before the VMAs, along with a picture of herself tucked up in bed.
ET spoke with Douglas' teammates on the VMAs white carpet, where Hernandez explained the growth wasn't a major injury. "It's a little bit swollen, but we hope she can get better soon because we wish she could be here with us," she said.