Alana Thompson's father Michael Thompson -- known as Sugar Bear on TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" -- was rushed to the hospital Monday after suffering from chest pains, according to a Thursday update on the family's official Facebook page. After undergoing tests in the ICU, he was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
According to the update from June "Mama" Thompson, Sugar Bear spent one night in intensive care. Doctors are still running tests to determine what is causing the inflammation in his pancreas.
Mama June's Facebook update is presented in full below:
"oh k cause everyone is talking and what our family emergency is well im going to go public so there will b no fake stories of what is going sugarbear was rushed to the hospital Monday by us cause he was having chest pains like gas pains well we get to the hospital and after tests we found out he has a severe case of pancreatitis which is inflammation of the pancreas and cause he is a diabetic type 2 pills only thats not good so he has been hospitalized under strict doctor care was in ICU the first night he is out of ICU but he has a long road ahead of him we have let his pancreas rest and his body rest tests r being ran everyday cause they dont know what is causing us cause normally causes it like gall stones alcoholism or high cholesterol and he doesn't have none of these things so hope we get answers soon we r staying very close to the hospital in case he needs us thanks for all the thoughts ahead of time and i will update when i can... (June)"
Sugar Bear has had a rough year health-wise. A post-injury foot infection landed him in the hospital in September. A few months later, paramedics were called to the family's Georgia home when he fell ill during the family's Christmas toy drive. He was reportedly suffering from high blood pressure.
Season 2 of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" premieres in May on TLC.
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