John Jocelyn woke up in “terrible pain” after being bitten by a venomous brown recluse spider in his sleep.
The alum “Jon & Kate Plus 8” was at home in Reading, Pennsylvania when he was bitten by a dangerous spider and rushed himself to the hospital.
Jocelyn, 44, told The Sun that his leg had swelled to twice its size and that he limped to his car to get medical attention quickly.
“I was DJing for a weekend in Philadelphia and I finally felt free,” the solo reality star recently told outlets.
“It was my first real solo weekend. I was so ready to open up, meet new people, and start over. But after a night of music and fun, I woke up and went to stand up only to fall on the bed. I was in excruciating pain.”
Although Jocelyn didn’t know it at the time, brown recluse bites can cause loss of a limb or even death if you don’t tend to it quickly.
My first thought was ‘What now?’ “I had a tough year, the breakup was tough, and then I got COVID, which is bad.” “It was really weird because when I looked at my legs I realized it was twice [normal] Size A red-looking blister with a large red circle around it. ”
Jocelyn continued, “It looked like a cigarette burn, but it really lifted. The doctor knew right away that the pain was from a brown spider, a killer spider. My whole leg was swollen from cellulitis.”
The father-of-eight, who is currently on a road trip with his 17-year-old daughter Hannah, said he had to call an extermination company to make sure the creepy crawlies were gone.
“The doctor told me I was lucky to come because if you don’t treat this you could lose limbs or die from a bacterial infection. I wish I knew where the spider is so I can take revenge.”
He added, “I’ve had days of severe pain and now the antibiotic is so strong that it makes me feel sick. I’m losing pounds again.”
It certainly hasn’t been the former TLC reality star’s best year yet. He was hospitalized in January with a serious case of COVID-19, before describing her to quit with longtime partner Colin Conrad, 51, amid her battle against cancer.
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