June "Mama June" Shannon has lost over 100 pounds in the past few years but it appears her health is still a work in progress. The former “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” reality star and mother of three was hospitalized Wednesday after reportedly collapsing several times in her Georgia home.
TMZ reports that June, 36, has been “pushing it with her diet lately” and admitted to not eating much after walking down the stairs of her home and fainting. The site says she had been complaining about not feeling well prior to becoming unconscious and had vomited. After a few fainting spells, her 16-year-old daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, took her to receive medical care. June is said to still be in the hospital and will undergo a CT scan.
June first opened up about her weight loss journey in July 2014, the TLC star revealing to In Touch that she dropped 120 pounds off her 400-pound frame. She said she lost the weight by drinking more water and eating baked foods and fruit.
“I’ve always taken pride in how I look,” she told the magazine. “I taught myself and my kids that you’ve got to be comfortable no matter what your size.”
Despite speculation her attempt to lose weight may have led to her hospitalization, June, who showed off her slimmer figure in a swimsuit photoshoot in July 2015 after losing an additional 60 pounds, has said she’s not setting out to “be a size 0.”
“Even if I gained the whole 100 pounds back, I’d be okay with it. A lot of larger people beat themselves up when they gain, but I’m really happy with myself.”