"Mama" June Shannon, matriarch of the canceled reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star, was hospitalized on Friday, March 6, after her temperature spiked to a startling degree. According to TMZ, the former TLC star and mother of vivacious 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) was rushed to a Georgia hospital by a friend after the couldn’t get out of bed.
Doctors diagnosed pneumonia and a serious case of dehydration. The "sketti"-loving “Honey Boo Boo” matriarch spent all day at the hospital, TMZ reported, adding that she was given multiple shots and medications before being sent home. Shannon was ordered by her doctor to rest for a few days before continuing her hectic schedule as a mother and ex-reality TV star.
Three days before being hospitalized, Shannon was on Twitter talking about her health. “Not feeling good this morning [because] of the crazy [Georgia] weather,” she wrote, adding that she pulled herself together to get Alana ready for “Book Character Day” at school. “Hers is the ‘Monster High’ series,” Shannon explained, revealing Alana’s favorite book character, along with a photo of little Honey Boo Boo decked out in a “Monster High”-themed dress.
While Shannon was receiving care Friday evening, it was reported that Alana’s father, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, was the one who is looking after the family. TMZ said Shannon’s ex will watch over the children until she is able to get off bed rest.
Before getting sick, Shannon and Alana appeared on the talk show “The Doctors” to discuss the health of the reality TV family. Travis Stork, host of the series, warned Shannon that the family needed to make a lifestyle changes now for the sake of Alana, who suffers from severe asthma and health problems due to her weight.
"She is obese," the medical show's Jennifer Ashton bluntly told Shannon.
Shannon and Alana promised to eat a healthier diet and exercise more; they will return to “The Doctors” in May to reveal how the family is progressing.