On Thursday, The Real co-host shared a smiling selfie from her hospital room four days after undergoing emergency surgery on her throat. Mai had to abruptly drop out of this season's Dancing With the Stars competition after her doctors discovered a health concern with her throat which required immediate attention and surgery.
"I am absolutely devastated that my journey on Dancing With the Stars has to end this way," she said from her hospital bed on Sunday night. "I found out that I have a throat abscess where my tonsils and throat had gotten so infected, it started permeating to the rest of the areas behind my neck and ears. I had to get emergency surgery, which is why I'm here now."
Mai's surgery went well, but her doctor noted that if she waited another day, her throat would have closed up. Mai said she was thankful for her experience on DWTS despite its bittersweet ending.
"It was hands down one of the best journeys of my life, so thank you so much," she said. "I love you, guys."