On Tuesday, Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastics final after a difficult turn on the vault. Following her exit, the 24-year-old gymnast sat on the sidelines and cheered on her teammates as Team USA took home silver medals.
“Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue. She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions,” the US Gymnastics team revealed in a statement.
Since the news broke, a handful of celebrities, public figures and fellow athletes shared messages of support for Biles, who is a four-time gold-winning medalist at the Olympics and the winner of nineteen World Championship gold medals. Andy Cohen wrote, “We love you @Simone_Biles !!!” Loni Love added, “Protect your peace @Simone_Biles.. you are and will always be a champion…. Only positive vibes going out to you !!!!!”