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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo': Sugar Bear Has Surgery After Infection

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Sugar Bear is fine after surgery.
Sugar Bear is fine after surgery.

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" patriarch Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson was hospitalized following a mud-boggin' accident, according to E! Online. Sugar Bear returned home from the hospital after a foot injury led to an infection.

"Mama" June took to Facebook to share the news. "Well we got more awesome sugarbear is able to come home today woohoo so we r mcintrye bound now will b so glad to b home," June wrote on Alana's official Facebook page.

"Sorry I didn't update everyone after surgery but it was a very stressful day with everything going on the surgery went great the irrigated the knee it was the start of a small infection but they caught it early which was good got the echo results back this am its was good but now today he will have a scope down his throat to c behind the valves to double check to make sure no infection there finally some good news," she wrote.

According to June, Sugar Bear had two surgeries, but is expected to make a full recovery. "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings success for TLC. The network recently ordered a second season and three holiday special episodes of the reality series spinoff of "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Because of its ratings success, "'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' has become a pop culture phenomenon," Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, said in a statement. "What you see is what you get and we are excited to share even more of Alana and her family's unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers."

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