“It’s easy to forget she’s still human. WE LOVE YOU.”
In an official statement, USA Gymnastics confirmed that Biles is out from the team final competition “due to a medical issue.” The statement continued: “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions.”
As you can probably imagine, TONS of celebrities came out with messages of support. The Today Show host Hoda Kotb had a truly kind and sincere note to Simone, saying that the gold medalist had “already won.”
Simone’s former teammate and fellow gymnast Aly Raisman commented on The Today Show, saying, “First of all, I feel sick to my stomach; it’s just horrible.”
“I know that all of these athletes dream of this moment for their whole entire lives, and I’m just completely devastated. I am obviously so worried and just hoping that Simone is OK.”
“I am also just thinking of the mental impact this has to have on Simone,” Aly added. “It’s just so much pressure.”
Celeb fashion designer Christian Siriano also sent love…
Actor Ellen Barkin had some words of wisdom.
Actor and activist Rosanna Arquette reminded us that “trauma lives deep inside all survivors…”
TV host Andy Cohen sent his support to Simone.
Aimee Carrero, who voices She-Ra on Netflix and Princess Elena on the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor, thanked Simone and said she “deserves rest.”
Figure skater Adam Rippon sent Simone “SO much love.”
Former basketball star Rex Chapman said what we’re all thinking.
Love you, Simone!!! Health (physical AND mental) should ALWAYS come first.
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