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Jeannie Mai Makes Surprise Return To ‘The Real’ After Emergency Throat Surgery

She’s back! Jeannie Mai made a surprise appearance on her talk show “The Real” — just weeks after she underwent emergency surgery. Although she still wasn’t able to speak, the TV personality communicated with her co-hosts via handwritten posters. Jeannie later revealed that she would be able to return to the show as early as next week. The 41-year-old announced her departure from Season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars” in early November after she was hospitalized for an infected throat abscess.