Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage

The gold medalist just opened up about a difficult time in her life.

In a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 21, 2017, Shawn Johnson revealed that she had recently suffered a miscarriage. Before launching into the full story of her surprise pregnancy and subsequent heartbreak, Johnson and husband Andrew East warned fans, noting that it wouldn't be the "happiest video." Johnson told viewers, "The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life. We feel like a lot of people go through this, so we wanted to share it."

After a short intro, the video cuts to Johnson finding out that she's pregnant, showing off two positive pregnancy tests. "We're going to have a baby!" the 25-year-old exclaimed, adding that she and her husband weren't trying to have a baby.

In another clip, East told viewers that Johnson had told him she had a surprise in store for him, leading him to suspect that she could be pregnant. "If you are on the way, I love you," East said to the camera. "I have no idea who you are, what you are, or what you'll be like, but I'm pumped to meet you."

Johnson later surprised her husband with a tiny pair of Converse sneakers to announce that she's expecting.

Unfortunately, the good news was short-lived, as Johnson revealed that she'd been experiencing bad stomach pains and bleeding. Knowing that it could be a sign of trouble, Johnson called her doctors and set up an appointment with a doctor nearby. There, Johnson had an ultrasound done, which, along with other tests, showed that Johnson was no longer pregnant. Later in an office, Johnson's doctor explained that the miscarriage was not her fault and was not caused by anything she did.

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Afterwards, Johnson, who rose to fame after dominating the 2008 Olympic Games, told the camera, "So, it's been a roller coaster of a few days. We just got back from the doctor and I'm no longer pregnant. Somehow, I lost the pregnancy already. It sucks. It's definitely no fun, guys ... and having a doctor confirm that we miscarried doesn't feel good." She later added, "I've cried enough today, I don't need to cry anymore."

Since its posting, the 20-minute video has been viewed over 1.6 million times. "My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news," Johnson, who married her football player husband in April 2016, wrote in the caption beneath the video. "I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next."