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Hayley Erbert, Wife of Derek Hough, Undergoes Emergency Surgery

The DWTS judge shares an important update on his wife’s health.

hayley erbert and derek hough of dancing with the stars.Derek Hough gave a medical update on his wife, Hayley Erbert.
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Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough and his wife, Hayley Erbert, have been touring the country, performing in Hough’s show, Derek Hough — A Symphony of Dance. After last night’s performance, Erbert fell ill, and now, Hough shares an update on her health.

Derek Hough: Emergency Surgery for Hayley

“At the end of last night’s tour performance in Washington D.C., my wife Hayley became disoriented and was taken to the hospital,” Hough shared on Instagram (read more about him here). “She was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy. She is in stable condition.”

“I want to thank the first responders and medical personnel who have cared for her and continue to care for her,” Hough continued. “I ask for your prayers and positivity during this time.”

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Prayers for Hayley Erbert

General Hospital star Finola Hughes (Anna) sent positivity, writing, “Sending so so much love and healing.” Hough’s Dancing With the Stars pals have responded with positive messages on his post. “Focusing all my positivity and well wishes directly toward Hayley,” wrote Xochitl Gomez, who just took home this season’s Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. “She is a shining light.”

“I’m so sorry, Derek! Praying for a fast recovery. She’s so amazing! So heartbreaking :(,” posted Lele Pons, who competed in Season 32 of DWTS. Dance pro Peta Murgatroyd wrote: “Omg Derek. Please send her our love!!” Hough’s former DWTS celebrity partner Amy Purdy posted, “Omg guys, sending you both love and healing prayers to [Hayley Erbert] 🙏 ❤️‍🩹🙏.” Soap Hub joins Hough’s supporters in wishing Erbert a speedy recovery.

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