Jill Duggar Addresses Derick Dillard's Alarming Weight Loss

Fans have been worried about Derick Dillard's health for months, ever since he and his wife Jill (Duggar) Dillard began sharing photos of them from El Salvador. They've been serving as missionaries in Central America, and it looks like the environment has not been kind to Derick's health.


Israel's mom spoke about her hubby's physical state in an interview with the Inquisitr this week, and shared, "Derick and I are generally very healthy people. But when you're eating, drinking and living in a different place than the one you grew up in, things can get dicey."

She continued, "It's not uncommon to come down with the 'traveler's stuff' or other bacteria/viruses in the local jungle area." She also said that they haven't had Zika, to the best of their knowledge.

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She also said that they've each been sick enough to "have been laid out for a few days here and there, thankfully not both at the same time." Ugh, sounds awful -- but it doesn't really explain why Derick looks so dang weary and like he's lost 30 pounds on his already thin frame.

Fans have been worried for some time about Derick, commenting on his "sickly" appearance in the comments on photos like this one:

Fans have been worried that he's "malnourished," and have even posted that he looks like "death warmed over."

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We wouldn't go that far, but he's definitely shed some pounds during his time in Central America. Hopefully he gets some meat on his bones before they head back!


Image via jillmdillard/Instagram

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