Soon after finding out about her husband's affair, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon revealed that she was embarking on a weight loss journey. Not only did she want her unfaithful ex-husband to regret his choices, she wanted to shed the pounds for the sake of her health.
She began her transformation by undergoing a gastric sleeve weight loss surgery as well as adopting a new diet and exercise regime. She got side tracked when she suddenly collapsed at home, but thankfully, she recovered promptly, and hired a trainer to help her achieve a "revenge" body.
Mama June's journey, including every high and low, was documented in a reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, which premiered this past February. After months of hard work, she unveiled her new svelte figure during the show's finale. She also had an exclusive spread in People Magazine, in which she showed off the results of her 328lbs weight loss and multiple surgeries in a floor-length red dress.
"I’ve worked my ass off, working out getting healthy,” said Mama June. “And now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside."
Since revealing her new look, Mama June and her family have kept themselves out of the spotlight, but recent photos surfaced showing that the reality star has stuck to her new lifestyle, and is looking better than ever.
"I'm looking at myself here in the mirror and I can barely recognize my own self," Mama June said. "Just 11 months ago, I weighed 352 pounds and I never thought this weight loss would be possible. It's been a long road through all these three surgeries, struggling with my emotional eating, these intense workouts, a dress I thought I would never be able to fit into, dealing with my ex's fiancé/soon-to-be Alana's stepmom, and all the while I'm trying to stay healthy and good for my kids."
However, there is something about her health that Mama June isn't letting on. According to the season two trailer of Mama June: From Hot To Not, she has recently suffered a medical emergency, and it is very serious.
In the last few seconds of the trailer, Mama June's daughters, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, are seen running to the car to get to the hospital. Apparently Mama June, 37, needed to be rushed to the emergency room for a serious issue that required surgery.
"Mama June must fight her biggest battle yet,” the voiceover says as Mama June heads into surgery.
The trailer did not reveal what the medical emergency was, but everyone appears to be alarmed.
“Every day is worse and worse and worse and worse," Mama June reveals in the clip.
In addition to her health problems, Mama June also has other struggles to deal with in the upcoming season, including dealing with her ex-husband and his new girlfriend.
However, there's a silver lining - she seems to be back into the dating game, and she's been spotted kissing a mystery man. Mama June is also going to be entering a pageant, and Honey Boo Boo will be her coach.
You can watch the entire trailer below:
It looks like there will be lots of drama, tears, and smooching in the upcoming season of Mama June: From Hot To Not, which will premiere on January 12 at 9 p.m. ET on WE tv.