Sugar Bear Passes Out From Stress Amid Mama June Child Molester Scandal: Report
Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson reportedly passed out on Sunday, allegedly due to stress from the child molestation scandal surrounding his ex Mama June Shannon. Paramedics were reportedly called when Thompson lost consciousness at a residence in McIntyre, Georgia.
He came to by the time EMTs arrived, and was checked out inside the ambulance, but ultimately wasn’t taken to the hospital, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” Shannon’s mother, Sandra Hale, tells the outlet that Thompson is diabetic, and was struggling to maintain his sugar levels. He previously experienced fainting spells last year.
The last few weeks have been a time of upheaval for Shannon’s family. She and Thompson announced their separation in September, supposedly due to his alleged cheating. But since then, it’s been revealed that Shannon has renewed her relationship with convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel, the same man who molested her then 8-year-old daughter, Anna. Shannon allegedly resumed seeing McDaniel when he finished his 10-year prison sentence in March, and reports have suggested that is the real reason behind her split with Thompson.
TLC has since canceled the family’s show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” out of concern for Shannon’s young children, including 9-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. Despite the apparent strife, Thompson and Shannon were spotted out together with Alana last week. He is said to be alarmed over Shannon’s romance with McDaniel, and the felon’s presence around Alana, and is staying involved for his daughter’s sake.
Hale, who has been estranged from Shannon ever since she reported McDaniel to the authorities after he molested Anna more than a decade ago, told “ET” a few days ago that she’d prefer Thompson to get custody of Alana so she’d be “safe.”