NIKKI and Brie Bella have thanked fans for their prayers after revealing that their mother had been rushed to hospital for emergency brain surgery.
The former WWE Divas Champions revealed on Tuesday that Kathy Colace Laurinaitis, 54, had gone under the knife for “what you can compare to a tumour.”
The twins then took their Instagram Stories hours later to announce the good news that their mother had successful surgery and is currently in recovery.
The 36-year-old’s appeared on Brie’s story, as she said: “Hey everyone. So, we know you guys have all been saying prayers and been thinking about Mama Bella.
“So, we wanted to update you all that she just got out of surgery, and she’s in recovery.
“The surgery was successful, and now, she’s able to start her journey of recovery. So, thank you all for all the text messages, DMS, all the comments, everything. You have no idea how much that means to her.”
It took a lot longer than expected, but it’s because the doctors really wanted to make sure that everything was taken out, because if we didn’t catch this, it actually could have been fatal
Nikki also took to Instagram to update her own followers and admitted that Kathy could have died had doctors not have treated her.
The future WWE Hall of Famer believed her beloved parent was suffering from Bells Palsey but was devastated to learn that she had a mass on her brain stems that had been paralyzing her face.
Nikki said: “It took a lot longer than expected, but it’s because the doctors really wanted to make sure that everything was taken out, because if we didn’t catch this, it actually could have been fatal.
“So grateful to God and her angels that we ended up finding this, that we had amazing surgeons and that she had a very successful surgery. Now, my mom’s on the road to recovery.
“Thank you all so much for your prayers, your love, sending light. It truly helped our Gigi and Gato today… you all are our rocks, and we are grateful for all you Bella Army.”
Nikki announced in January that she was expecting her first child with ex-Strictly Come Dancing star Artem Chigvinstev in a double-announcement that saw twin sister Brie also reveal she was pregnant.
The reality star – real name Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace – was famously set to marry WWE legend John Cena.
While Brie, Brianna Monique Danielson, is set to give birth to her second baby with SmackDown ace Daniel Bryan just a week and a half apart from her sibling.