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Ex-Spike TV Star

I Almost Died

After Slipping Into a Coma

3/25/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Half Pint Brawlers" star Puppet nearly died after slipping into a coma ... and things were so bad ... doctors called in his family to pay their final respects.

Puppet tells TMZ ... he booked a doctors appointment last month after falling ill -- and when he showed up, his physician rushed him to the ER because he was having a diabetic attack.

The ex Spike TV star says things got foggy real quick  ... he slipped into a coma for 2 weeks after his kidneys shut down and contracted double pneumonia and his blood sugar level rose to 600.

Doctors felt he was a goner and called his family  -- his brother drove 15 hours in a blizzard to be by his side -- but Puppet miraculously pulled through 14 days later.

Puppet spent the next few weeks in the hospital's physical therapy unit ... but he's out now and on insulin -- as well as other meds -- and says he's happy to be alive.

He says this incident won't derail his wrestling career (he's got a gig for next month lined up.).

Something not little about this guy ... his cajones.

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17 COMMENTS

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1.

Bob    

He's taking insulin? Getting type 1 diabetes as an adult of his age is very rare.

129 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Rush him to a teenie tiny hospital quickly

129 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

Ex-Spike TV Star -- I Almost Died ......................GOOD FOR YOU, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

129 days ago
4.

HRH Prince Michael    

I'll say it again: Puppet has more Testicular-fortitude
than the entire NBA - combined.

Godspeed, Puppet.

129 days ago
5.

(ಠ_ಠ) Jacko The Pretty Little Shemale ( . ) ( . )    

Harvey should try out for that show.

129 days ago
6.

TRUTH BE TOLD    

Thanks to Obama-care he probably couldn't afford his insulin.


Obama is killing us diabetics with outrageous high costs of medicine.

129 days ago
7.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I'm diabetic and cannot imagine the shape I'd be in with a blood sugar of 600! Congratulations for surviving this and best of luck now that you have the right diagnosis and meds. If you pay diabetes its proper respect, you can do just fine, and live a normal healthy life.

129 days ago
8.

Ace    

How can a midget get double pneumonia.....maybe 1-1/4 pneumonia at best.

129 days ago
9.

shoreizfine    

Way to go :) keep getting better

129 days ago
10.

Teresa andrews    

Glad he pulled through and is doing well.

129 days ago
11.

John F. C. Taylor    

Whatever happened, he's not a star. Nobody on any reality is ever a star.

129 days ago
12.

99er_Rob    

Star?

129 days ago
13.

Numapass    

The trunks are a bit on the revealing side .

127 days ago

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