Fans of 1000-Lb Sisters have seen Tammy Slaton struggle with weight loss over the span of multiple seasons, but the TLC star lost a significant amount of weight following a scary medical incident.
During the season 3 finale, Tammy’s brother, Chris Combs, revealed she was brought to the hospital because she couldn’t breathe one day after entering a food addiction rehab. The TLC star was placed on a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma.
“They’re just telling us that her lungs have given up, and like, her body is shutting down,” her sister Amanda said, adding that the family was “facing making funeral arrangements” for Tammy.
After the reality TV star woke up, she was given a tracheotomy to have a breathing tube inserted in her throat. She was able to return to rehab after spending three weeks in the hospital. During her stay, Chris gave an uplifting update about his sister. “She’s lost 100 [pounds] — I think she told me 115 pounds in total — in 30 days,” he told cameras during the finale. “I’m overjoyed that she’s ready to get on…