Amber Portwood has requested prayers for her father, Shawn Portwood Sr., who has been hospitalized awaiting a liver transplant.
Earlier this week, the 24-year-old tweeted, “Everyone please pray for my father’s health he’s in the ICU… I appreciate it and sending love always.”
Everyone please pray for my father he's in ICU...I appreciate it and sending love always💕— Amber Portwood (@AmberLPortwood) December 14, 2014
Everyone please pray for my father he's in ICU...I appreciate it and sending love always💕
While the ‘Teen Mom’ star’s estranged uncle, David Portwood, told ‘The TV Page’ the 50-year-old is in a medically induced coma and alleges Shawn said he's “ready to die,” Amber’s brother, Shawn Jr., is disputing his uncle’s claims.
Shawn Portwood Jr. and his father, Shawn. Photo courtesy of Give Forward.
“That’s completely untrue,” Shawn Jr., 27, said. “My dad can’t even move his head up and down, and there’s no possible way he could answer any questions right now.”
He went on to call his uncle a “very manipulative person.”
The family feud has been played out on social media, as David questioned Amber’s whereabouts — claiming she hasn’t paid any attention to her ill father — while she insists she was at his bedside. Shawn Jr. has defended his sister, saying she and her new beau, Matthew Baier, were at the Florida hospital where Shawn Sr. is being treated.
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Of course, Amber and her brother are more focused on their father’s health and well-being than family drama.
“When my father found out he had a liver condition 11 years ago, he quit drinking and turned his life around,” Sean tells ‘Radar.’ “Amber and I are very close to him.”