Tammy Slaton Who Once Decided Not to Live Any More, Is ‘Getting Out the Hospital’

Laura Beatham
Dec 01, 2021
03:30 P.M.
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"1000-lb Sisters" star Tammy Slaton is getting out of the hospital and has shared the details of her most recent hospital stay on TikTok in a series of videos. 


Tammy Slaton and her sister Amy, stars of "1000-lb Sisters," have faced a lot of complications and challenges due to their weight, including struggles with their mental health. 

Most recently, Tammy's weight of over 600 lbs saw her hospitalized this November. She documented and shared updates of the ordeal on her TikTok account, @itsqueentammy86.

Tammy Slaton pictured in a clip of her reality series "1000-lb Sisters." | Photo: YouTube/TLC


Tammy was treated for carbon dioxide poisoning and had to undergo a tracheotomy. The procedure involved having a small hole cut into her throat to breathe and improve her oxygen levels. 

Tammy kept her fans updated on her health condition. Later she shared that although she was on life support during her stay, she was expecting to leave the hospital soon. 

Tammy's fans commented on her recent TikTok video. | Photo: Tiktok/itsqueentammy86


However, many of her fans were upset to see she was leaving as comments on her TikTok urged her to seek the help she needed to get better and improve her health.

Most of Tammy's medical complications, including pneumonia and high blood pressure, are caused by her weight. Unfortunately, Tammy has not only suffered from physical ailments but struggled with her mental health too. 


In 2019, ahead of the premiere of season one of "1000-lb Sisters," Tammy and Amy revealed their weight gain led them into a dark place. Tammy's depressive feelings were only intensified by her isolation. 

She admitted she had not left her home in six years, except for doctor's visits. Tammy revealed her depression reached its peak, telling People, "I attempted to kill myself last January."


Tammy's mental health struggles continued to follow her into the next three seasons of her TLC show. In season three, she admitted that her mental health was not in a good place, and she stopped filming the show for a month so she could recuperate. 

Although Tammy's health has come with lots of complications, her condition seemed to improve when she entered a food addiction rehab to help with her weight loss for eight weeks. 


The doctors set Tammy a goal to lose 100 lbs during her stay at the rehab. After eight weeks, Tammy learned during her weight check-in that she had lost 60 lbs. She was relieved because she didn't think she would lose that much. 

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