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2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

All the stars were out for the 2016 Video Music Awards—including the U.S. Women’s Olympic gymnastics team. But only four of the gold-medal winners were in attendance.

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Gabby Douglas was noticeably absent from the big show, for serious health reasons. Doughlas announced that she wouldn’t be attending the VMAs this year with a photos she posted to Instagram of herself wrapped up in a blanket on a bed in what appeared to be a hotel room in New York City.

She wrote, “Out of the hospital & resting comfortably! #FinalFive so sad I can’t be with u all to present tonite@MTV thank u xoxo #VMAs #myview.”

But Gabby’s publicist revealed that she was returned to hospital again on Sunday night for a serious infection, saying, “Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury. She continues to have deep swelling and adverse reactions to medications.”

Gabby Douglas’ absence came just on the heels of her cyber-bullying drama, to which her mom addressed during the Rio games.

We wish Gabby a speedy recovery.

Source: People |PHOTOCREDIT: Getty 

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