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Honey Boo Boo's Dad

I Ain't Losin' Ma Damn Leg

9/20/2012 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0919-honey-boo-boo-splashHoney Boo Boo's daddy Sugar Bear required emergency surgery to treat a nasty infection in a leg wound he suffered during a freak ATV accident last week -- but doctors will NOT have to amputate ... this according to Mama June.

TMZ broke the story ... Sugar Bear sustained the leg injury while mud boggin' -- which is a fancy term for redneck off-roading. He was pictured on crutches following the injury ... but the wound got so infected that he needed to be hospitalized.

Mama June tells TMZ ... doctors decided to perform a debridement -- a surgical procedure to remove infected tissue from the body so it can heal properly.

Mama June, Honey Boo Boo and the rest of the family visited Sugar Bear after the procedure and said he is in good spirits and craving some peanut butter crackers.

0919-honey-boo-boo-splash-crutchesJune tells TMZ ... doctors expect Sugar Bear to make a full recovery ... and he should be clear to return to work in 4 weeks.

There was talk that Sugar Bear's infection was so bad, docs would have to remove parts of the leg via amputation ... but June says the rumors are "100 percent not true."

Git well soon.


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Sugarbear is a hard working man who took in 3 kids who were not his own. Why are people so nasty towards him? He's stuck by June to be a father to his daughter, Alana. So what if he's redneck, he's still a decent person.
As for ATV's, when will people learn they are dangerous! Damn, at least wear a freaking helmet while driving one. Hope Sugarbear makes a full recovery.

707 days ago


Leave Rednecks alone!

707 days ago


Ive worked in the medical field most my life and rather than cutting away infected tissue they should use medical maggots which eat away the bad tissue leaving good healthy tissue alone. The medical maggots are used a lot in diabetic wounds to promote healing at a safer and faster pace. Something June & Sugar Bear should look into. Take care and prayers for Sugar Bear & family!

707 days ago


I'm surprised they all don't get infections from eating the barbequed roadkill.

707 days ago


I decided to see what this show was about. My bad. It says something when you have to subtitle what adults say because you can't understand them. I hit on the episode where the nasty crust was exposed in that filthy mothers fat rolls on her neck. These people are nasty and disgusting. They're not rednecks, they give rednecks a bad name.

707 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Not surprising. These people are nasty.

707 days ago


I hope he has a complete recovery. He seems to be a good man who truly loves his family.

706 days ago


This has Got to Be the most Unintelligent, Irresponsible, Idiots on the face of the plant He probably Got the Injury When he Fell of the ATV doing those Stupid Tricks in the middle of the Street LARD ASS so STUPID. And honey BOO BOO NO COMMENT about her, she's Such A Spoiled Rotten Kid who thinks she Deserves everything and then some..... Please Lose this show

706 days ago


Seriously? Are these real people? I saw the family pic of them in the hospital and first thought they were heading to a Weight Watchers meeting.

706 days ago


Best story writing I've seen in a while.

706 days ago


Who cares what this stupid family does? They are gross to even look at, let alone listen to. They are all one step away from a heart attack. Why do they keep putting on these stupid shows with people who have no talent.

706 days ago

Michael Forever    

God both that house and everyone in it, probably smells so bad!

706 days ago


I'd rather watch Honey Boo Boo's family on TV than the Kartrashians any day of the week.

706 days ago


They should rename their show to "Biggest Loser, mother and daughter edition"! And start exercising! That show is disgusting!

706 days ago


They will apparently make over 40,000 for 10 episodes though June says it's more. Probably is. They want 10K per episode for the 2cd season.

Not too stupid are they? I find the stupidity of TLC's cameraman at a higher level for letting a little girl sit for two minutes straight with snot mashed into her face and not A.Stop filming or B. Give her a tissue. Who IS this cameraman, I doubt he has the balls to come forward.

Keep bitching people, but keep tuning in , each person who tunes in gives them MORE money. People here know an AWFUL lot about them for people that don't watch them. Keep tunin in , they like that, $$$.

705 days ago
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