Weight loss influencer, Lexi Reed, has been hospitalized and is on life support, after slipping into a coma with a mysterious illness.
The 30-year-old from Indiana inspired over a million followers to watch her transform into a different person with a healthy lifestyle. Lexi chronicled her 2-year journey of losing 312 pounds the “natural” way — by sticking to a balanced diet and exercising regularly.
Weight Loss Influencer Lexi Reed In ICU, Organs Are Failing
As you can imagine, Reed became a driving force behind millions of people to get started on their own weight loss journey. Unfortunately, Lexi’s husband shared the shocking news that his wife had been hospitalized and is fighting for her life.
“A few weeks ago Lexi kept getting sick and couldn’t keep any food down. She then started acting differently so I took her to the hospital where they admitted her into ICU, placed her on a medically induced [coma], on a ventilator, and [told] me that her organs started failing,” Danny wrote.
He continued, “They said if I waited another day to take her she could have died.”
Weight Loss Influencer Hospitalized For Over A Month, After Dropping Over 300 LBS
At this point, the family isn’t revealing exactly what the illness is that is causing so much harm to Reed. But, Lexi’s husband revealed she has been hospitalized for over a month but is now awake. “She is currently in dialysis, can’t walk, and working on recovery. Getting her back to health has been our top priority,” he said.
Adding, “Thank you all for your prayers they all mean so much to us and this will be a long hard battle part of her story but she is strong!”
Right now, the family is considering starting a GoFundMe to raise money for the medical costs, considering she is having to stay for a very long time.
Lexi Reed Undergoes Skin Removal Surgery, Slicing Off Over 7 POUNDS
In 2016, Lexi started her journey documenting her weight loss through her ‘Fatgirlfedup’ Instagram page. At the time, Danny dropped 100 pounds himself, alongside his wife. “When Danny & I met … I weighed over 300lbs. He never knew me as any less & never asked me to change,” she said. Adding, “I however wanted to live a longer life with him, be healthy, and be able to have kids in the future.”
“A friend challenged us to 30 days of no eating out, cheat meals, soda or alcohol,” Lexi told People. Adding, “We started cooking, meal prepping, tracking our calories, and reading nutrition labels.”
Shockingly, Lexi lost so much weight she had to undergo skin removal surgery — slicing off over 7 pounds of loose skin from her stomach. The influencer is planning on cutting more off in the future. “I’m in a lot of pain. I’ve never had surgery before and I’ve cried daily multiple times,” she said at the time. “I am determined to heal and give recovery my all.”
Weight Loss Influencer’s Diagnosis Is Still A Mystery
It should be noted, the weight loss influencer admitted the COVID-19 pandemic had set her back in the weight loss journey. In September, she shared a photo of herself at her heaviest weight and said, “despite gaining some of that weight back I’m still happy to be alive after fearing I’d miss 30 and I’ll never go back to where I was.”
Get Well Soon!
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