37-year-old Chumlee posted a photo from his hospital bed on Monday afternoon, along with livestreaming as the situation unfolded so that fans knew exactly what was going on. Chumlee was taking questions during his Instagram session, and explained what landed him in the emergency room.
“What’s up guys … stuck here in the hospital,” Chumlee explained, before joking that, “Probably got Coronavirus.”
Chumlee clarified that he didn’t think he had the Coronavirus, but he was waiting for test results.
He explained that he had abdominal pain and some “trouble breathing,” and it hurt bad enough that he needed medical attention. Chumlee also said his boss, Rick Harrison, was the one who forced him to go to the hospital.
“Rick made me come, I didn’t want to go. I was at work when it happened. Trust me, I did not want to be here,” Chumlee said.
After a brief delay, Chumlee updated fans with pretty good news.
“So far all tests are good, just gonna run one more test,” he explained.
Chumlee added that the reason for the abdominal pain may be because “I think it looks like I just need to poop.”
Hopefully being full of crap is Chumlee’s only issue, and he can check himself out of the hospital and head to the bathroom. With all the health issues going on lately, it was still a good idea for the reality star to get checked out.
It’s also unclear if Chumlee’s medical emergency is at all related to the gastric sleeve surgery he received over 2 years ago.
The reality star has been working hard to keep his weight off over the years. Before the procedure, Chumlee weighed in at 344 lbs, and after a pre-op diet before getting the gastric sleeve he was able to get to 305.
After continuing to stay on a strict diet, he was able to get past the 230 mark, losing over 100 lbs! Since the procedure, Chumlee has been able to keep the weight off and appears to live a healthy lifestyle.
Here’s to a quick recovery!