will be missing the
MTV Video Music Awards
after she was admitted to a hospital for undisclosed reasons.
The gymnast announced the news on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself wrapped up in a blanket on a bed in what appeared to be a hotel room in New York City.
“Out of the hospital & resting comfortably! #FinalFive so sad I can’t be with u all to present tonite@MTV thank u xoxo #VMAs #myview.”
It is not immediately clear why Douglas was in the hospital or for how long. (A rep for Douglas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)
Douglas was scheduled to join her Final Five teammates – which include
, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman – to present at the MTV award show in Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
It’s been a rough August for Douglas, who was the darling of the London 2012 Olympics. During the Rio Games, she was criticized for
not placing her hand over her heart
when the nation anthem played as the Final Five received their gold medals in the team all-around competition. (She later explained that she was “standing at attention,” which many athletes do when their national anthem is played.) The 20-year-old gymnast also failed to medal in any of the individual competitions, despite the fact she had a historic win when she nabbed gold for the individual all-around competition in London.
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Douglas has also become the victim of cyber-bullying by online critics during the Rio games – something that her mom Natalie Hawkins
at the Rio Games.
“She’s had to deal with people criticizing her hair, or people accusing her of bleaching her skin. They said she had breast enhancements, they said she wasn’t smiling enough, she’s unpatriotic. Then it went to not supporting your team mates. Now you’re ‘Crabby Gabby’,” Hawkins said.