Derick Dillard Finally Addresses His Ongoing Health Issues


We knew something was up. After months of speculation, it looks like Derick Dillard will finally address his poor health. In a preview for season 3 of Counting On, Jill Duggar's husband looks like he's got some serious issues going on, and even seeks medical advice.


Jill and Derick spent a year ministering as missionaries in El Salvador, and at first fans seemed mostly worried with Jill getting pregnant in the Central American country, which is on high alert for the Zika virus. But as time progressed and the family shared more and more pics on social media, concerned shifted to Derick, who has become more and more gaunt and sickly looking.

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The couple returned to their native Arkansas over the summer with their toddler Israel, and announced Jill's second pregnancy just last month. But it looks like Derick is the one who may be getting a diagnosis soon.

In the brief clip for the upcoming season, Derick is shown vomiting on the side of the road during an attempted run, and it's revealed that he's been unable to get significant exercise due to his loss of breath and "gagging."


Derick confessed, "It feels great to be home and run like I used to but it is difficult sometimes," to which Jill responded that it makes him feels "gaggy." He doesn't seem to be overly concerned, however, and said, "I'm excited to talk to the doctor about what he thinks might be going on."

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Whatever it is, we hope that he gets a diagnosis and is feeling better soon. After all, they have another baby on the way now ... caring for little ones while battling chronic health issues sounds like a nightmare no one deserves to go through.

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