1000-Lb Sisters' Tammy Slaton Reveals Scary Health News

TLC's show "1000-lb Sisters" has taken the world by storm. According to The Futon Critic, the show has had successful ratings. It ranked as the number one show amongst key demographics of women during the time that it airs on the network. That is an impressive feat for a show that has only been on the air for two seasons, with its third season currently airing.

What draws fans in is the endearing personalities of the sisters, Amy and Tammy Slaton. The show follows the girls as they attempt to lose weight. Sure, there is some drama along the way, but fans can't get enough of the bond the two sisters share (via Cheat Sheet).

Tammy has struggled to lose weight while her sister has been more successful in her attempt. Tammy shared that she is not jealous of her sister's success in a now deleted TikTok post. "Why do y'all think that I'm jealous of Amy?" she added, "Why? Why? There's nothing to be jealous of. She's married, she lost weight. Big flipping deal. I'm going to get my surgery. I'm going to lose weight in my time."

However, losing weight has been difficult for Tammy, and now more than ever she is experiencing health trouble because of it.

Tammy is currently in the hospital

Sadly, Tammy Slaton has been struggling with her health over the last year. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 which led to her being hospitalized with complications (via People). Due to the complications, she found herself up in weight at 665 pounds. Slaton opened up about her struggle to stay on track, saying, "I mean, sometimes I try to eat healthier, and then other days I'm like, 'What the heck's the point?'"

That was in 2020. Now, Slaton has found herself struggling with her health yet again. She was hospitalized again, this time for pneumonia (via Starcasm). She believes she contracted the infection from carbon dioxide poisoning. Thankfully, she is on the mend.

This is not the first time this year Slaton has found herself in the hospital. She was hospitalized for mental health struggles and opted out of filming the rest of "1000-lb Sisters" with Amy. However, it seems Slaton is getting better and will be released soon. She will be heading to a rehab facility once she is discharged from the hospital where she will work on getting her strength back and focusing on her weight loss goals.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.