Mark your calendars! Alaskan Bush People fans better gear up because the reality show has reportedly been renewed for another season. The cast was last dealing with major personal issues, including Matt Brown‘s struggles with sobriety and Ami Brown‘s cancer battle.
Matt recently returned to rehab for the second time and his progress will be covered during Season 9, according to Radar. “Everyone is interested to see if he is able to overcome his [alcohol] addiction,” an insider said. The Discovery star had allegedly already relapsed by the time the footage was shot for the finale, the source added. The 36-year-old went to rehab in 2016, but he’s now more driven than ever to become the best version of himself.
“I struggle with substance abuse, and after a year of ups and downs, I decided to return to treatment. I’m really grateful for everyone’s support and hope to have my life back on track soon,” he told People. Viewers will also get to see more on Ami’s cancer battle and how she coped with the chemo treatments. Even though she’s now in remission, Ami will have to undergo tests every three months for the rest of her life. Meanwhile, the reality star, 53, has been doing everything in her power to support her son since he was there for her.
“It’s hard not having one of my babies here with us. He was so strong for me, and I want to be strong for him,” Ami said to People, while addressing how Matt was her rock during her battle with lung cancer. “We miss him terribly, but we’d rather lose him from home for a little while than lose him forever,” Matt’s father, Billy Brown, added. “We just want him to do what he needs to do to get better.” We can’t wait for some new episodes on the brood.