Celebs Came Out En Masse To Support Simone Biles After She Withdrew From The Tokyo Olympics

“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.”

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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.”

Someone said it best. @Simone_Biles already won. She is a class act. Withdrew from team competion after vault… stayed and cheered on her teammates… got them chalk for their hands.. encouraged.. hugged them. She already won. Congrats on the silver medal! @TeamUSA @USAGym

01:10 PM – 27 Jul 2021

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.”

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“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.”

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“I am also just thinking of the mental impact this has to have on Simone,” Aly added. “It’s just so much pressure.”

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Celeb fashion designer Christian Siriano also sent love…

Actor Ellen Barkin had some words of wisdom.

When you’ve been trained to ignore pain, you ignore pain. #SimoneBiles https://t.co/bhpx9VCvR7

12:44 PM – 27 Jul 2021

Actor and activist Rosanna Arquette reminded us that “trauma lives deep inside all survivors…”

Larry Nassar sexually assaulted many many gymnasts including Simone Biles .that trauma lives deep inside all survivors as ptsd and can be triggered under stress she is a hero and will always be

12:52 PM – 27 Jul 2021

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.”

Simone Biles deserves rest, thanks for her exceptional service, and us to leave her the fuck in peace. #TokyoOlympics

01:17 PM – 27 Jul 2021

Figure skater Adam Rippon sent Simone “SO much love.”

I can’t imagine the pressure Simone has been feeling. Sending her SO much love. It easy to forget she’s still human. WE LOVE YOU.

01:21 PM – 27 Jul 2021

Former basketball star Rex Chapman said what we’re all thinking.

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Love you, Simone!!! Health (physical AND mental) should ALWAYS come first.

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