Gabby Douglas, the “Final Five” Olympic gymnast, was unable to attend the MTV Video Music Awards with her teammates Sunday due to a mouth injury.

Gabby Douglas Hospitalized

Douglas was unable to join Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles at the VMAs Sunday night. At the time, she was hospitalized in New York City with an infected mouth injury.

“Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury,” said Douglas’s publicist Lesley Burbridge. “She continues to have deep swelling and adverse reactions to medications.”

Douglas had already been hospitalized and discharged ahead of the VMAs. Before her second hospitalization, Douglas seemed to have plans to watch the show from her hotel bed.


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“Out of the hospital & resting comfortably,” the athlete had posted on Instagram. “#FinalFive so sad I can’t be with u all to present tonite? @MTV thank u❣ xoxo ? #VMAs #myview”

Raisman, Kocian, Hernandez and Biles arrived in coordinating cocktail dresses on the VMA white carpet, where they posed short a teammate. Together, the four gymnasts presented the VMA for Best Female Video, which went to Beyoncé for “Hold Up.” Beyoncé also won the night’s top award – Video of the Year – for “Formation.”

Check out our uInterview with Gabby Douglas here:

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