Honey Boo Boo’s family has been seen at the hospital and for good reason. Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson was rushed to the hospital earlier in the weeks after developing chest pains. The family spoke out about the incident on Thursday as many fans were hearing gossip about the issue. While the family obviously wanted to keep it private, the emergency definitely had the potential of going viral and provide inaccurate information.
“Sugar Bear 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,” wrote Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s mom, June on the family's Facebook page. The details included that his type 2 diabetes was an issue and the man was being cared for by the medical community. “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.”
While pancreatitis is sometimes caused by different issues, apparently Sugar Bear’s medical concerns don’t reflect the common concerns. Looking to find out more, the doctors have kept him in the hospital and the family is sticking close to be with him during his time of need.
Fans have flocked to Facebook to wish Sugar Bear and Honey Boo Boo’s family well. The family has been taping the upcoming season of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but the medical emergency isn't known to be an issue for the program’s filming timeline.