Honey Boo Boo's Dad Sugar Bear Thompson Undergoing Medical Tests for Unspecified Condition

Celebrity News Aug. 6, 2013 AT 7:40PM
Honey Boo Boo and Sugar Bear Thompson Honey Boo Boo's dad, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, is undergoing neurological tests at a hospital in Florida for an unspecified medical condition Credit: TLC; Kris Connor/Getty Images

Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson's medical mystery continues to confound. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality star -- dad to pint-sized pageant princess Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson -- is currently undergoing tests at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., to identify the cause of some strange symptoms he's been experiencing over the last several months.

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"Well everyone plz keep sugarbear in our thought as we r leaving mcintrye to head to Jacksonville to the mayo clinic to see what they will say in the am," family matriarch Mama June Shannon wrote on her daughter's Facebook page on Sunday, Aug. 4. "we r all nervous to c what will b done with everything. will update when we hear something. #nervous and #hoping for the best."

One day later, she added: "Well we r back at the hotel after the neuro appt. have to go back for more tests today and we will b here all week to run tests and more appts to get the right diagnosis and treatment sugarbear needs so will update more later."

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The trip to Jacksonville comes a little more than two months after Sugar Bear was hospitalized after "getting dizzy and passing out" over Memorial Day weekend.

"Update on sugarbear he is still in the hospital they r running a lot of tests on his brain," Mama June wrote at the time. "dont really [know] what to say what they r thinking it is until we have all the test and final answers but it could b very serious."

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"he is in good spirit," she continued. "just one day at a time right now, hope everyone is having a great memorial day weekend. b careful out there."

A month later, in late June, she posted this update: "Well we went to the doctor, not a good report. we will b headed to Jacksonville Florida in a few wks to get more results and c what the long term plan will b for sugarbear. like I said I'm sorry right now don't want to share the diagnosis until we get all the information like we said b4 he is being and acting normal unless he has a episode."

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