Derek Hough And Wife Hayley Erbert Share Update On Her Health: “Her Perseverance, Her Acceptance Has Been Remarkable To Witness”

Derek Hough and his wife Hayley Erbert, who underwent an emergency craniectomy before Christmas, posted an update Monday on social media about her health.

Sitting with Hough in front of the camera, Erbert admitted she’s had both good days and bad after she was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel. The couple, who were married in August, were performing their Symphony of Dance tour in December when she became disoriented and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

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“I’m doing so much better every single day, so much progress every single day,” she said. “There was a moment in the hospital when I had just woken up from my first surgery and Derek was sitting at the bottom at bed, saying so many people were thinking about [her].”

“Through this experience this woman has been unbelievable,” Hough continued. “Her perseverance, her acceptance has been remarkable to witness firsthand. She really is a miracle. It’s been miraculous. It’s still a journey.”

Like her husband, Erbert has been a dancer most of her life. While in high school, she competed in Season 10 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and was one of the Top 3 women. She went on to perform on awards shows and film alongside Carrie Underwood and Paula Abdul.

Erbert joined Hough and his sister Julianne on two of their tours and later joined the Dancing With The Stars troupe.

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