Derek Hough Shares That Wife Hayley Erbert Will Undergo Skull Surgery
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Derek Hough has shared another update with fans on Instagram about his wife Hayley Erbert. According to Hough, Erbert would be undergoing surgery on Wednesday morning to replace a part of her skull that was removed in a craniectomy earlier this month.
Derek Hough Shares News of Hayley Erbert’s Skull Surgery
Earlier this month, Erbert was hospitalized and diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel. She underwent an emergency craniectomy. Erbert and Hough had been performing together on tour. The remaining dates have since been canceled.
Late on Tuesday night, Hough took to Instagram stories to thank fans for sending prayers for Erbert’s recovery. He added, “She is going in for surgery this morning to replace a large portion of her skull that was removed during her craniectomy.”
Hough asked followers to continue keeping Erbert in their prayers, “as I believe the collective energy helped her through these past few weeks.” Fans recently noticed that Erbert had been active on Instagram, prompting messages of encouragement.
Hough Recently Shared a Video with Erbert
Hough recently posted a video on Instagram showing him and Erbert walking arm in arm in Washington, D.C., with the Washington monument ahead of them. The couple had been performing in the area when Erbert was hospitalized.
The Dancing with the Stars judge wrote that Erbert was “doing well,” adding that her “recovery process has been nothing short of a miracle.” He added that she would be undergoing a surgery to insert a skull implant which will “restore the skull to its natural shape and protect the brain from injury.”
“While this isn’t the holiday season either of us envisioned, it’s one that we’re incredibly grateful to have,” Hough wrote. “We look forward to cherishing these moments with a deeper appreciation for life and the people in it.”