Burgess is thankful that her boyfriend Brian Austin Green is in remission from ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dancing with the Stars pro 36, recently mentioned Green's "scary" experience on Today Extra.

"Brian had ulcerative colitis after returning from Hawaii," Burgess recalled. 

He's had it before, but nothing came up during the last few years."

It really is debilitating to be confined to the bed for more than six weeks," she said.

This can lead to terrible things, so I am thankful he is doing well now. It was scary and exhausting."

Burgess and Green discussed Green's ulcerative colitis on Good Morning America last month. 

He described dealing with ulcerative colitis as "a real rough experience," having experienced it "a few times."

Burgess joined the discussion, saying, "I didn't realize how debilitating it was until I saw Sharna and watched the weight drop off of him."

Burgess said that, as the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum revealed he had lost 20 pounds, she was scared of the symptoms of the illness.

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