The father of reality television star Honey Boo Boo was checked out by paramedics while playing Santa Claus at the family’s Georgia home.
The 40-year-old man known as “Sugar Bear” said he wasn’t feeling well during a Saturday night toy drove at their home, leading family members to dial 911.
Sugar Bear was dressed as Santa Claus for an annual toy drive the family hosts at their home, but onlookers were tipped off that he wasn’t feeling well when he wasn’t allowing kids to sit on his lap like he usually does.
“An ambulance was called to the house, but he was not taken off in it, [he] just got checked out by paramedics,” an eyewitness told the site.
Sources report there were worries about Sugar Bear’s blood pressure being too high.
Just three months ago Sugar Bear was in the hospital after an ATV accident that left him with an infection in his leg and talk of getting it amputated.
The ambulance visit didn’t deter Santa from helping out the community though. The family announced their annual toy drive resulted in $3,200 worth of toys for the kids in the community.
Their official Facebook page stated, “Our big shopping trip from Walmart tonight from the money donated by our awesome fans spent $3200 thanks so much so many kids will b happy this yr and still got more to shop for thanks from bottom of our hearts.”
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