In the clear. After Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson was faced with a gum cancer scare while he was upgrading his teeth following his split from his wife, Jennifer Lamb, he’s now sharing an update on his condition.
Sugar Bear, 50, went to see cancer specialist Dr. Babak Larian, TMZ reported on Sunday, May 15. Following a biopsy on a tumor salivary gland, the results revealed that it was benign. However, since there is a chance that the tumor could become cancerous in the future, Mike will be undergoing a tumor removal surgery next month. He shared the good news by reposting the outlet’s article via his Instagram Story.
Earlier this month, the reality TV star traveled to Los Angeles to undergo a dental makeover. During his appointment, his dentist discovered multiple white spots that could possibly be cancer of the lower gums, reported by TMZ on May 1. The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo personality has a history of chewing tobacco which has not only affected his teeth but could possibly have greater consequences.
The Mama June: From Not to Hot star’s transformation included Botox, liposuction, tummy tuck, and a hair transplant, a rep for Sugar Bear told the outlet. Following the discovery of the white spots, the Georgia native set up a followup appointment with a cancer specialist.
Sugar Bear and Jennifer married in October 2016 after meeting at Walmart. Jennifer reportedly confirmed their split to her followers and friends in a post on her private Facebook page in December 2021. “I am truly grateful that I got to do six seasons on WeTv with some great people, seen many places, done things I thought I would never get to do, and met some of the most famous people [sic]. Thanks, WeTV for a great career in tv,” she wrote, via TV Shows Ace. “Me and Mike have went our different ways, yes it’s hard but we will work through it and we still remain friends.”
His estranged wife, who had an uncanny resemblance to his previous partner, June “Mama June” Shannon, has been featured on his ex’s reality show and definitely stirred up trouble whenever the two were in a room together.
In the past, Jennifer accused Mike of cheating on her with Mama June. Jennifer also suggested that Sugar Bear may not even be Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson‘s real father. “If it turns out that Alana is not his, June Shannon will be out of my life forever,” Jennifer explained to producers. “And I sure ain’t paying child support for a kid that’s not Mike’s.”
While the results came back inconclusive due to “corrupted” DNA samples, the argument caused one of the couple’s biggest blowups. “I am the father!” Sugar Bear shouted at Jennifer at the time. “I don’t need no damn piece of paper telling me.”
As for Sugar Bear, he has since moved on with a woman named Heather. “We’re committed, I love her and that’s the way it’s going to be,” he told his followers in an Instagram video in March 2022. “I’m happy right now, please let me be happy for a change and live life how I want it. I want to be with her and her son.”
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