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Honey Boo Boo's dad in hospital for unknown ailment

May 26, 2013 at 1:15 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, May 26 (UPI) -- Michael "Sugar Bear" Thompson, the father of reality star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, was hospitalized in Georgia, the family said on its Facebook page.

Sugar Bear was taken to the hospital Friday night after he passed out, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

"Just wanted everyone knows sugarbear was taken to the hospital earlier tonight after getting dizzy and passing out, their running test on him to see what's going on. So far everything is coming back ok so no answers yet, will update when we know something! Thanks for the prayers & concerns as always!" the post said.

A few hours later, an update was posted on the social media site.

"Update on sugarbear he is still in the hospital they r running a lot of tests on his brain dont really what to say what they r thinking it is until we have all the test and final answers but it could b very serious do hoping things turn for the good he is in good spirit just one day at a time right now hope everyone is having a great memorial day weekend b careful out there #prayforsugarbear," it said.

Sugar Bear has a recent history of medical problems, including a leg infection after an ATV collision last year and pancreatitis in February, the Journal-Constitution said.

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