'Tan Mom' Patricia Krentcil Speaks out about a Major Health Scare
Patricia “Tan Mom” Krentcil said that her entire "body died" amid health scare recently.
Krentcil, 51, said she was put in a medically induced coma earlier in June. In an interview with The Post, she explained: “My whole body died — I was proclaimed dead."
“With everyone praying every day and never giving up, it worked..."
Krentcil added that she was taken to the Brandon Regional Hospital after collapsing on a street in Brandon, Florida, around 30 minutes east of Tampa.
“I had a breakdown in my body. My whole system just collapsed,” the mom continued.
Krentcil said she was placed on life support and was in a medically induced coma.
She told Us Weekly: “When I was in a coma it was so sad to not be able to laugh with my family, [songwriting partner] Adam [Barta], and my friends at The [Howard] Stern Show."
“With everyone praying every day and never giving up, it worked … This is a new chapter for Patricia Marie, and can’t wait to share my story with Howard and the world.”
Krentcil has promised to stop smoking and work on improving her wellbeing after the medical emergency.
As reported by The Post, Krentcil said she has “red-carpet engagements lined up,” but her loved ones aren't so certain.
One family member said: “She can’t go on a red carpet now—she would fall," adding that she has been on medication and lost 10 to 20 pounds since her health scare.
Krentcil achieved internet fame in 2012 for getting arrested for child endangerment after allegedly bringing her then-5-year-old daughter into a tanning bed.
She was discharged from prison on $25,000 bail and pleaded not guilty to second-degree child endangerment. A grand jury later decided not to prosecute her.
From that point forward, she became a reality television personality. She also released songs and music videos.