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Jason Hawes' wife Kristen still in ICU on a ventilator

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TAPS paranormal investigator Jason Hawes and star of Syfy's paranormal reality show "Ghost Hunters" recently reported some upsetting news to his fans regarding his family. According to a Facebook post from December 21, Hawes announced that his wife Kristen is in the intensive care unit battling an infection in her brain.

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"Kristen 'my wife, my love, and my rock' is in the ICU and battling an infection in her brain. They have her highly sedated at this time and on a ventilator. She will be there thru Christmas at the very least. Please understand this is a very hard time for us all here. Thank you all for your love, support, and understanding," Hawes announced on his Facebook page on Saturday.

Hawes posted an update on his wife's condition earlier this morning letting fans know that he would rather keep his personal life private.

"At this time there's been no change in Kristen's condition. She's on a ventilator and highly sedated for now. Thanks for all the love and support you have shown our family," Hawes said via a Facebook post earlier today. "We have always kept our private lives private, but sadly private information got out and showed up on some online forums. Due to that we felt it best to just be honest and open. At this point we are taking this day by day as a family," he said.

Thousands of "Ghost Hunters" fans are reaching out to Hawes and his family letting them know that they're in their thoughts and prayers.

"I know that you would much rather not have to deal with the public and media at this critical time for your family. But I ask you to think of it this way, you have thousands upon thousands of caring people out here praying for you and Kristen and the entire family and the more good thoughts and prayers, the better. Virtual hugs to the entire family," fan Sheri Karpa said on Hawes' Facebook page.

Jason and Kristen Hawes have five children together, three girls and twin boys; Samantha, Haily, Sator, Austin, and Logan.

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Syfy's "Ghost Hunters" season premiere airs on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 9 pm.

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