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Hayley Erbert's Reflections on Life-Changing Moments in 2023

Professional dancer Hayley Erbert shares a montage video of her 2023 highlights, including her wedding with Derek Hough and her surgery aftermath.
Hayley Erbert, a 29-year-old pro dancer, pens an Instagram note on December 31, expressing gratitude for the highs and lows of 2023, including her wedding with Derek Hough.
Less than a month after performing in Washington D.C., Hayley was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a cranial hematoma, requiring an emergency craniectomy.

As you all know, the past week has been a challenging journey for us due to a life-threatening event that suddenly came into our lives. It was a time filled with uncertainty and fear, going from living our dreams onstage, to a nightmare in an instant. But today, we are filled with hope and relief as we share with you an update.

Hayley is doing well.
Her recovery process has been nothing short of a miracle. She still has a ways to go with another surgery, hopefully in a few weeks, to insert a skull implant to replace the piece that was removed during the craniectomy. It will restore the skull to its natural shape and protect the brain from injury.

Thank you for the incredible support and medical care she has received. It’s been a profound reminder of how fragile life can be and how quickly things can change. But, it has also shown us the incredible strength and resilience that lies within us and the power of having a supportive community around us.

We cannot express enough gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support, messages, prayers and undeniable loving energy we have both felt during this time.

While this isn’t the holiday season either of us envisioned, it’s one that we’re incredibly grateful to have. We look forward to cherishing these moments with a deeper appreciation for life and the people in it.

We love you all 🙏🏼❤️
With heartfelt thanks,

Hayley and Derek
Hayley's husband, Derek Hough, shares an update on her recovery, expressing gratitude for the support and love received during the challenging time.
Following her surgery, Hayley has been recovering well, and Derek shares a video of them walking together, emphasizing her miraculous recovery.
Derek notes that Hayley will undergo a separate surgery to insert a skull implant, expressing gratitude for the support received during the challenging time.