‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Billy Brown Reportedly Hospitalized & Facing “Major Surgery”

Billy Brown, patriarch of the Alaskan Bush People family, is reportedly in the hospital and facing a major surgery.

According to Soap Dirt, the cause for Billy’s health emergency is unknown, however, it is the second time the reality TV star has been hospitalized in the last year. As fans of the Brown family know, Billy was hospitalized in October for an upper respiratory infection. Billy’s respiratory problems ultimately led to the Brown family relocating to lower altitude on the mountain. Viewers saw the situation play out last season on the show. 

It has also been revealed on previous episodes that Billy suffers from seizures. 

The news of Billy’s latest health scare, however, was shared by Bear Brown, one of Billy’s sons, via his private Instagram page.

“Hey everybody! I Thought you should know! We had to take Da back to the hospital, it looks like they are wanting to admit him and he might need a major surgery! Thank you everybody for sticking with us God bless! It’s hard being so close to the mountain and yet so far away!!!” 

In a follow-up post, Bear informed fans that Billy is facing similar issues to the ones he battled before.

“My dad’s condition is the same one from last year!” Bear wrote on Instagram. “Unfortunately it’s not his lungs that are the actual problem, it’s his heart! Thank you for y’alls support!” 

Billy’s medical issues are not the only ones the ‘Alaskan Bush People’ family have faced. In September 2018, Billy’s son Matt returned to rehab to seek treatment for substance abuse issues and most memorably, Billy’s wife Ami was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in 2017. While Ami revealed in January 2018 that she had been declared cancer free, her diagnosis was initially described as “grim” according to her husband. 

The current season of ‘Alaskan Bush People’ airs Sunday nights on the Discovery Channel. 

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(Photos: Discovery Channel; Instagram) 

18 Responses

  1. I hope Billy will be ok. You are a Wonderful family. I admire you all. Lots of Familys in this world could learn from you all how to support each other. I love your programme . Would love to meet your Family but not much chance of that happening. You never know I might win the Lotto and that could happen. God Bless You All.

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    Congratulations Gab Brown I just love all of the family and will be Praying for your dad….

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    Wtf that really is a heart broke but I hope he makes it threw…and hope you guys are doing good… need some one to just talk I’m here ??????

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    I reall admire this family i love there bond.thats how my family are we are really close..many prayers for your dad.Billy

  5. Oh gosh, this family can’t catch a break! At least they have babies (Gabe) and weddings (Bear) to look forward to, of course they won’t celebrate until dad’s healthy, I wish him a speedy recovery!

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    Are prayers are with you guys in your time of need I hope everything gets better he is a fighter and he will not let anything stop him spending time with his family.

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    I don’t understand how this show has any viewers. They are just annoying,illiterate hillbillies. They all act like toddlers and there vocabulary is embarrassing. It should be called the rednecks come to Alaska for there paycheck. The only thing this show is good for is as an example to your children that this is what your life will look like if you don’t stay in school!

    1. Speaking of illiterate and lacking education. Perhaps study English, and learn the appropriate use of: they’re, their, and there.

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    God bless you get well soon and we are praying for you and your family have a great day

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    Art and cathe from maine.wish you guys the best.we love all of you and wouldn’t miss an episode
    Billy get well..Matt fight it Brother.
    Sgt.Art Farro 82nd,173rd Airborne supp batt, Casper Platoon, An Khe,
    Vietnam Tet Offensive 67.68

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