Despite rumors Ami Brown‘s cancer has returned, the Alaskan Bush People matriarch is reportedly filming. Although she and her famous family were recently spotted at a hospital, a new report reveals we’ll be seeing the 54-year-old on Discovery again very soon.

A source told Radar Online Ami will “most definitely be starring in the upcoming season,” which is said to take place in Washington. As previously reported, Ami was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, however, her cancer has since gone into remission. “Ami is doing okay right now,” the source added. “She has been through a lot and is still frail, but she is doing alright,”

In a recent interview with People, the reality TV matriarch opened up about why she was remaining optimistic even though she only had a three-percent chance of survival. “I realized early into this that it’s very easy to want to give up and just die. And on the pessimist side, it could be my last days,” she said. “But I have the will to fight.” She added, “Worrying about it only makes it worse. There is hope and that hope is having faith in God. You can’t give up. I tell people be happy. Just be happy. It’s a choice. Things can be hard and you just want to curl up but you have to shine.”

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Previously, Radar announced that Ami would be a “big part” of Season 8. Multiple sources confirmed that Ami’s husband, Billy Brown, 64, and their children Matthew, 35, Joshua “Bam Bam,” 33, Bear, 30, Gabe, 27, Noah, 24, Bird, 22, and Rain, 15, would all be returning to the hit Discovery show.

Earlier this week, Laurie Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Public Relations for Discovery, confirmed the show would go on. “The rumors of the cancelation of Alaskan Bush People are totally fabricated and completely untrue,” she told the site. “We are filming for the new season as we speak.”

Laurie revealed that a few members of the Brown family had been sick, which contributed to the delay. “There have been severe health issues with several members of the Brown family. Noah had emergency gallbladder surgery and Gabe has had an awful flu-like illness for weeks.” She added, “Basically every single element that could possibly work against the Brown family and the production of the show has been. But Billy, Ami and all of their children are incredibly excited to be filming for the new season right now, as are we at Discovery.” Can’t wait!

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