sugar bearThe holiday weekend turned frightening for the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo clan. Alana Thompson's dad Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson was rushed to the hospital after getting dizzy and passing out. Needless to say, the family has spent the last couple of days by his bedside while the doctors ran tests to figure out what is wrong with him. Knowing that fans are anxious to hear updates, Mama revealed Sugar Bear's status on Facebook and it doesn't look good.

So far, they are unsure exactly what is wrong with him. That certainly can be more terrifying than an actual diagnosis. The poor man feels terrible and needs medical attention, and they can't figure out why. Mama had this to say:

Update on sugarbear he is still in the hospital some test came back its nothing to do with his head so that r looking at other things he has done a few test today and waiting for the doc to come back in and give us the results hold we have answers soon we r all ready to go home but don't want to go home to early...

I just hope Honey Boo Boo is handling this okay. She's feisty, fierce, and brash, but underneath all that bravado is still a very young girl, and it's hard for any child to deal with an ailing parent. Though sadly, she has had to cope with this kind of upset a lot lately. Sugar Bear has had numerous health scares in recent months.

Last fall, he had to have surgery when a wound from a four-wheeling accident didn't drain properly. In December, the paramedics were called to the house after he said he wasn't feeling well. Then in February, doctors put him in the ICU after he complained of chest pains. He was ultimately diagnosed with pancreatitis. Now this. Fingers crossed he is on the mend soon and able to film the show. Diehard fans have come to love the quiet but sweet redneck dad's presence on each episode. Though Alana is his only biological child, the rest of the girls clearly think of him as their father too. Can't imagine what they would do without him.

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