‘1000-Lb Sisters’ Season 4: Was Tammy Slaton in a coma? Family thought reality star was going to die
DIXON, KENTUCKY: TLC has finally answered the prayers of many dedicated fans. After months of speculation, the network is releasing '1000-Lb Sisters' Season 4, starring the iconic duo Tammy and Amy Slaton. The beloved show, which follows the sisters' weight loss journey, has been a fan-favorite since its debut. Tammy and Amy, who once weighed a combined 1,000lbs, will continue to inspire viewers with their courage and determination.
Their journey hasn't always been the easiest. During the season finale of '1000 Lb-Sisters', viewers were left shocked and concerned as Tammy, 35, was rushed to a hospital. Her brother, Chris Combs, expressed his worry, explaining that she had "taken a turn for the worse." This brings many to ponder: Was Tommy Slaton in a coma? Well, for those who are wondering, here's what we know about what happened to the TLC star.
According to People, Tammy had just arrived the day before at a weight loss treatment center in Ohio, a difficult but necessary step in her journey to combat her issues with drinking, vaping and depression. Tragically, her family received a call shortly after Chris and his wife, Brittany, dropped her off that she had tragically stopped breathing. "They're just telling us that her lungs have given up, and like her body is shutting down," their sister, Amanda, said at the time. She had also stated that the family thought Tammy was going to die and were “making funeral arrangements” for her younger sister.
Tammy was placed on a ventilator and into a medically-induced coma, all in the hopes that this drastic step would save her life. "They didn't know if she was going to make it through the night. Or make it through the next hour," Chris reportedly said, adding, "And we stayed four days or so up there. And then the last day we was there, she woke up. And she kept telling us she loved us and wanted to go home."
Soon, Tammy gained consciousness in a brilliant turn of events and underwent a tracheotomy. This life-saving surgical procedure involved creating a hole in her throat and inserting a breathing tube. After three weeks in the hospital, she was well enough to return to rehab. Thanks to the medical team's quick action, Tammy had the breathing support she needed to get back on the road to recovery.
Learn what happened to Tammy in the new season of '1000-lb Sisters' premiering on TLC on Tuesday, January 17 at 9 pm ET