American artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas has died after she was admitted to a hospital for undisclosed reasons which account for her missing the MTV Video Music Awards.
Douglas was earlier on discharged from hospital. However, her publicist tells the media that she was returned to hospital again on Sunday night for a serious infection.
“Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury,” Douglas’ publicist tells DW-TV3. “She continues to have deep swelling and adverse reactions to medications.”
Douglas was scheduled to join her Final Five teammates – which include Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman – to present at the MTV award show in Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. And it was clear her fellow Olympic champs were thinking of her.
Douglas died at 20.