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Honey Boo Boo's sister 'Pumpkin' rushed to ER: Report

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Honey Boo Boo's sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 13, has been rushed to the emergency room on Sunday, according to a TMZ report. The ER trip appears to be related to complications stemming from last month's car accident.

Sources told the celebrity website that Pumpkin is continue to suffer issues in the wake of the Jan. 6 car accident. Reportedly, Pumpkin has been suffering from bad headaches, neck pain, and nausea. These all point to head trauma, but it has been over a month since the accident.

A representative for TLC, which broadcasts the reality TV show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," said that Pumpkin was admitted to the hospital for a round of extensive testing.

While originally the question of fault was in the air, police later determined that Mike Thompson was at fault. "Sugar Bear" apparently made an unsafe left turn in front of a truck before the collision.

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," for those unaware, is the controversial reality TV show about a self-proclaimed "redneck" family and their daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. Alana first appeared on the series "Toddlers and Tiaras."

The show is mostly filmed in and around the family's hometown in rural McIntyre, Georgia, United States, a town in Middle Georgia east of Macon, and premiered on Aug. 8, 2012 for its first season.

Ironically, The Hollywood Reporter criticized the show and called it a "car crash." Wikipedia says:

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is a car crash, and everybody rubber-necks at a car crash, right? It's human nature. Yes, except that if you play that card, you also have to realize that human nature comes with the capacity to draw a line, to hold fast against the dehumanization and incremental tearing down of the social fabric, even if this never-ending onslaught of reality television suggests that's a losing effort.

The third season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” premiered on Jan. 16.