Honey Boo Boo's Sugar Bear Is in the Hospital & It Sounds Scary

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Honey Boo Boo Sugar BearSad news, Honey Boo Boo fans: Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson isn't doing so well. You might remember that he had a scary situation last December where paramedics were called to the house to check him out, and before that he had to have surgery on a non-draining wound after a four-wheeling accident. Well, his health seems to have gotten even worse lately, because he spent a few days in the ICU this week after being rushed to the hospital Monday morning.

Mama June Shannon says Sugar Bear was “having chest pains like gas pains," and he underwent a battery of tests before doctors diagnosed him with pancreatitis. He's out of the intensive care unit now, but June says Sugar Bear has a "long road ahead of him" -- and doctors are very concerned because of his type 2 diabetes.

Pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed, and a common symptom is severe upper abdominal burning pain radiating to the back. It's often caused by heavy alcohol use or gallstones, but June says neither of these are factors with Sugar Bear. In fact, no one yet knows what's causing his pancreatitis.

Here's what she posted on Facebook late last night:

oh k cause everyone is talking and what our family emergency is well im going to go public so there will b no fake stories of what is going sugarbear was rushed to the hospital Monday by us cause he was having chest pains like gas pains well we get to the hospital and after tests we found out he has a severe case of pancreatitis which is inflammation of the pancreas and cause he is a diabetic type 2 pills only thats not good so he has been hospitalized under strict doctor care was in ICU the first night he is out of ICU but he has a long road ahead of him we have let his pancreas rest and his body rest tests r being ran everyday cause they dont know what is causing us cause normally causes it like gall stones alcoholism or high cholesterol and he doesn’t have none of these things so hope we get answers soon we r staying very close to the hospital in case he needs us thanks for all the thoughts ahead of time and i will update when i can... (June)

I know their reality show isn't exactly controversy-free, but I've always liked this family and the genuine affection they seem to have for each other. It's sad to hear they're going through yet another health crisis, especially since Sugar Bear was just in the ICU not that many months ago. Pancreatitis is no joke, and I hope he pulls through and gets back to mud boggin' and sketti eatin' as soon as possible.

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Sarah UsedtobeZech Cone

No I don't watch it as I despise the majority of reality tv.However, I don't have any ill feelings towards any of these people.I admit that as of late I have become pleasantly surprised by certain things that the mother has said and I wish them success as I feel they are genuinely good people.I hope they find whatever is causing his declining health problems; though I will say that when it comes to diabetes you MUST make sure to eat healthy and exercise or basically you're just slowly killing yourself.Good luck  and best wishes to Mike, June and family.

silve... silverdawn99

Does this surprise anyone?


looking at the amount of fatty foods they all eat, honey boo boo is going to fall right in behind her daddy

Natalie Saengchanh

im sorry but that is THE longest run on sentence ive ever seen. i couldnt even focus on the dialogue. i was too busy waiting on the period.

nonmember avatar Stacy Hannal

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is one of the best TV shows ever! I know that a few reality shows these days are kind of faked, but not Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The family is so genuine. They are just so American and down to earth. I wish I had neighbors who were that warm. Not the stuffed shirts that occupy so many neighborhoods nowadays. I love that down home charm that takes you back to yesteryear. I don't think there's ever been a child star that has the radiance, cuteness, talent and charisma that Alana (Honey Boo Boo) possesses. She is going to make it real big someday. You mark my words. It'll happen.

20Kel... 20Keller12

I agree with Natalie. Has she never been to elementary school?

Amyra Love

Natalie, you're so quick to judge her for not using a period, when you yourself do not use apostrophe's or capital letters where needed. Kind of ironic, don't you think?? :)

nonmember avatar sarah

that was the longest sentence of all time

Shantel Jump

Why must you guys talk down on this lady! this way what has she ever done to you??? Let her be and Remember treat others as you would like to be treated!!!!! how would you like to read comments like this after trying to inform your friends and family on one of your loved ones condition. See people like you! give us good people A bad name.If making people feel bad make you feel good then there's something wrong with you leave this lady alone! you all should be ashamed!! AND MAMA JUNE! LET THESE DAM HATERS! BE YOUR MOTIVATION TO KEEP LIVING HAPPY! PRAYERS FOR SUGAR BEAR <3

Evelyn VanDyne

i love the show i wish sugar bear and his family all the best i will be waiting for news about sugar bear

witch... witchmomone

I absolutely love the show and the family. June and Sugarbear are such great parents! But I was so glad I wasn't invited to Thanksgiving when June put butter and sugar on the turkey!!

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