"It feels great to be back...it's just good that things have turned around in my life and in my health, and that I'm able to come back," Mary said on the scene of "SYTYCD's" recent Las Vegas callbacks, which took at the Planet Hollywood hotel. "I'm happy about it!"
Discussing her cancer scare, Mary revealed: "The approach that I took was just kind of ignoring that the tumor was there. I had the tumor in my throat for three years. Last year, I started not to be able to talk, and I started to have a hard time swallowing. I knew something was going on, and I started to see the tumor visually, in my throat. I knew something was happening to me."
I so wanted her there too, as did many fans, so it's a thrill to welcome her back as "SYTYCD" Season 8 premieres on May 26. So get out your earplugs and train whistles, because with Mary back on board, it's bound to be a bumpy ride on the Hot Tamale Train.
Watch Mary discuss her cancer battle, "SYTYCD" format changes, and the talent she saw in Vegas below:
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