The father of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson was rushed to the hospital this weekend, the reality show family said on Honey Boo Boo’s official Facebook page.
Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson became dizzy and passed out Friday night, according to Access Atlanta.
“Just wanted everyone knows sugarbear was taken to the hospital earlier tonight after getting dizzy and passing out, their running test on him to see what’s going on,” the family wrote on Facebook. “So far everything is coming back ok so no answers yet, will update when we know something! Thanks for the prayers & concerns as always.”
A couple of hours later, the family posted another update:
“Update on sugarbear he is still in the hospital they r running a lot of tests on his brain dont really what to say what they r thinking it is until we have all the test and final answers but it could b very serious do hoping things turn for the good he is in good spirit just one day at a time right now hope everyone is having a great memorial day weekend b careful out there #prayforsugarbear”
Around 5 pm Sunday, the family said there was no real update and that doctors were “still running lots of tests” and that “there’s a lot of possibilities but nothing has been confirmed or ruled out.” The family has been receiving dozens of comments of support since Sugar Bear’s hospitalization.
Sugar Bear was previously hospitalized in September 2012 after getting an infection in his foot from an injury he sustained while riding an ATV. Initial reports said that Sugar Bear was in danger of having the leg amputated, but he underwent surgery to remove the infected tissue. He also suffered pancreatitis in February.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” returns for its second season on TLC in July.
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