My 600-Lb. Life: Ontreon Shannon Tests Positive for COVID

My 600-Lb. Life: Ontreon Shannon Tests Positive for COVIDPer Raven Connor of Soap Dirt, Ontreon Shannon from Season 10, Episode 11 of My 600-Lb. Life has tested positive for COVID.

Ontreon Shannon has tested positive for COVID-19 and, according to the CDC, obese and morbidly obese people are three times more likely to require hospitalization for the virus. Ontreon hasn’t been the only obese reality TV star to come down with COVID. Tammy Slaton survived it last year.

Continue reading and we’ll tell you how Shannon’s recovery is progressing.

My 600-Lb. Life: Ontreon “Feeling Grateful” Upon Waking

The 36-year-old announced on Wednesday, January 19 via his Facebook page that he was recovering from COVID which he caught while “trying to better [himself].” Though he did not give a lot of information about how his recovery was going, he did write that he woke up that morning “feeling grateful.”

Also, in his post, he let on that the truth had been altered “for a story” but we have yet to locate this story and have been unable to reach Shannon for comment. On a positive note, the My 600-Lb. Life veteran seems to be active on his page so perhaps his recovery is doing fine. We’ll have to wait and see.

My 600-Lb. Life: Ontreon Never Qualified for Weight Loss Surgery

Fans may recall that in the episode that chronicled Ontreon’s efforts to qualify for bariatric surgery he had realized that he didn’t have a lot of time left and that he needed to lose weight and fast. He reportedly lost 300 Lbs. in 2014 but, after a loved one passed away his upward progress was halted.

My 600-Lb. Life: Ontreon Shannon Tests Positive for COVID

In fact, the tragedy caused the reality star to regain all the weight he had lost. That was when he sought help from Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. Unfortunately, he was unable to qualify and Dr. Now eventually removed him from care.

My 600-Lb. Life: Still Married and Pursuing Spiritual Life

Despite having failed to qualify for surgery, it seems that Ontreon is still trying to work a program. The reality star is sporting a beard and is still with his wife Musa despite all the drama the two have gone through together, much of it brought on by Shannon.

Although it doesn’t appear that Ontreon is losing weight, it does appear that he is actively pursuing a spiritual life. Unfortunately, the former reality TV star doesn’t chronicle his weight loss on social media, so we’re left to assume that it isn’t a priority for him.

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