September 18, 2012 08:58 AM by Melissa Stavarski
You can thank TLC for making such a headline possible. Mike Thompson, also known as Sugar Bear, is the father of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo. If you’re still with me, I’m afraid I have some bad news. Sugar Bear has an injury stemming from an accident involving mud (unbelievable, right?) and he’s in the hospital!
Let’s hope their hospital is a little more sophisticated than their department store.
Sugar Bear was in good spirits after he hurt his leg in a mud bogging accident a few weeks ago, but his condition recently took a turn for the worse. June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mom and Sugar Bear’s honey, posted an update on Facebook.
“As a lot of u know sugarbear has had a 4 wheeler wreck while we was out mud bogging 2 wks ago today it was his leg. It was just badly bruised then for the last wk it git infected. We was doing a lot of antibiotics and daily trips to doc then yesterday the doc put him in the hospital to get iv antibiotics,” June explained. “In the am we will have a mri and a small surgery maybe. Nothing major thank God cause he is a diabetic”
Glad they redneckognized the risks involved, especially since Sugar Bear suffers from diabetes, and sought medical attention. Foot infections in diabetics often lead to lower extremity amputations.
Speaking of medical attention, how about June’s own infection issues? She desperately needs to have that “forklift toe” looked at by a doctor. Let’s hope there’s a two for one deal (gnats removed free of charge) at the hospital in the near future. Eh, who am I kidding? There will probably be a big deal at Piggly Wiggly on the same day… and who can pass up free mustard? Not this redneck mama!
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on TLC.
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