Alfonso Ribeiro's Wife Shares Health Update on 4-Year-Old Daughter After Emergency Surgery

Alfonso Ribeiro's wife Angela said the couple's 4-year-old daughter Ava was "doing better and better each day" since suffering wounds in an scooter accident May 12, one day before her birthday.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez May 22, 2023 10:33 PMTags
Watch: Alfonso Ribeiro's Daughter Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Alfonso Ribeiro's daughter is recovering well after a scooter accident.

Ava is on the mend since undergoing emergency surgery one day before her 4th birthday, her mom and Alfonso's wife Angela shared on Instagram Stories.

"She's doing better and better each day," Angela said in response to a fan question last week, per a screenshot obtained by People. "She has certainly been [a] trooper this past week."

The update comes almost a week after Angela said that Ava suffered injuries May 12. "I woke up and had a vision/motherly intuition of Ava ending up in the ER today," Angela wrote on Instagram. "I announced to the fam, kids, sitter & friends helping out getting ready for Ava's birthday party that 'we are not doing anything crazy or dangerous today that could potentially end up with an ER visit.'"

However, Ava "crashed off a sit-down scooter" the same day, resulting in an urgent medical procedure that would "hopefully, eventually have little scaring on her face and arms."

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Angela shared images from the accident's aftermath that showed wounds across Ava's arms and on her face. A few days later, Alfonso gave insight into his little girl's injuries.

"So, it was a very stressful weekend," the Dancing With the Stars host said on a May 16 episode of Live With Kelly and Mark. "She fell and had basically road rash on her face and arm, and so they had to scalpel off all the skin."

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Despite the incident, Ava was still in good spirits for her Tangled-themed birthday party.

"Happy Birthday to my sweet Ava Sue. As some of you know Ava had a very difficult week," Alfonso wrote on Instagram May 15. "I'm so proud of how well she handled everything. She's so brave strong and creative. I love everything about my little girl."

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