Doctors have been working hard at trying to figure out what's happening with Mama June Shannon's health. The Road to Redemption star went to her doctor for what was supposed to be a routine check-up when doctors discovered something much more serious, but they still remain unsure as to what, as TMZ reports. The reality star told doctors during the visit she's been having severe headaches and dizziness. It was enough for doctors to become concerned. As a result, she was admitted to the hospital for further testing and has undergone a series of scans and tests, while everyone tries to figure out a diagnosis.
June's husband, Justin Stroud, has been by her side as she awaits results. It's not her first health issue. She became legally blind due to Untreated cataracts from childhood. The reality star has also been open about her weight struggles. As a result, she had gastric sleeve procedure and a tummy tuck to aid in her weight loss, while also working with a personal trainer. "With my weight loss, I have as I like to tell people, gained that healthy COVID weight. I've put on probably about 60-70 pounds," she told TooFab last year. "Am I happy the way I am? Yeah. When I was a size 2 at 150, I was way too damn small. Now I'm 250 and I feel good. Even when I was 500, people didn't believe I was 500."
June has struggled with drug addiction in the past. But she insists she has not relapsed and that her current condition is not related to substance abuse. She spoke with TMZ in 2021, admitting that it's an everyday struggle for her to stay sober and that her addiction caused an estrangement between her and her children. She infamously lost custody of her youngest daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. The 16-year-old is now being raised by her sister Pumpkin and brother-in-law.
Mama June told the tabloid outlet her drug habit was expensive, costing her roughly $1 million before finally trying to get sober. She and her then-boyfriend Geno entered rehab in Jan 2020. She says staying sober grew more difficult amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine.
In March 2019, while still battling addiction, she and Geno were arrested for crack cocaine possession. At the time, there were also pipes and needles discovered, leading cops to believe there was additional drug use.