The season finale of WeTV's "Mama June: From Not to Hot" was pretty much exactly what you'd expect from the reality show chronicling the weight-loss journey of Mama June Shannon of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" fame. Shannon arrives at the wedding of her ex-husband, Sugar Bear, and shows off her new size-4 bod before having a revelation that she was transforming her lifestyle for all the wrong reasons: "Now, I know what my self worth is, and I know I shouldn't be [losing weight] for a guy. I need to do it for me," she says while burning her old clothing and ridding her life of the "old June."
What we didn't expect from the "From Hot to Not" season finale? Some serious medical trouble for the newly slim Shannon.
In the final few minutes of the episode, Shannon is shown doubled over on a bed and calling out to her daughters, People reports. Upon their arrival, Shannon explains to Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 17, and Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, 11, that she's in "excruciating" pain and that her doctor said she might need to make a trip to the emergency room for a CAT scan. The family bodyguard calls 911, and the final episode of the show closes as sirens blare in the background.
Mama June Shannon is hospitalized after waking up in 'excruciating' pain — a day after burning her old clothes https://t.co/3rhovIQKjK pic.twitter.com/q7qDbwlGhV— People Magazine (@people) April 8, 2017
So, what on Earth has happened to Mama June?! Thankfully, a "special episode" set to air this Friday, April 14, promises to give us an answer: In a teaser for the bonus show, Shannon is shown awaiting the results of her scan from a hospital bed. A doctor appears and ominously tells her: "June, we have your test results, but they're not what we thought."
The episode teaser is a little cryptic, but medical literature tells us that if Shannon's pain actually is the result of her gastric sleeve surgery, there are a couple of major complications she could be experiencing. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports that gastric sleeve patients might struggle with blood clots or something called a "staple line leak," which occurs when bowel or stomach fluid begins leaking along the seam where surgeons closed up the incisions during the initial gastric sleeve surgery. According to the New York Bariatric Group, the fluid is filled with bacteria that can cause infection if set loose in the abdomen — so even though staple line leaks are rare, they're very serious.
For now, it's hard to say for sure what happened to Shannon during the final episode of the season (and whether her stomach pain is related to her weight-loss surgery at all), but one thing's for sure: Many people will be anxiously awaiting this Friday's "special episode" to find out.