Jon Gosselin was hospitalized after being bitten by a spider while sleeping.
The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star revealed this week the “unbearable pain” he had after being bitten by a brown recluse spider in bed at home in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Gosselin explained to The Sun that he was looking forward to his “first real single weekend” DJing in Philadelphia when he woke up one morning and realized his legs had doubled in size.
“It was really weird, because when I looked at my leg, I realized it was twice as big and that there is a red-like blister with a big red circle around it,” he told the outlet.
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Gosselin, aware that something was wrong, took himself to the hospital, where he said a doctor “immediately knew the pain was from a brown recluse, which is a deadly spider.”
“The doctor told me I was lucky to get in, because if you do not treat this, you could lose limbs or die from a bacterial infection,” he added.
Fortunately, the former reality star is recovering after taking antibiotics and using a topical cream.
“It finally heals after a week and the swelling has gotten better and the pain is right where the bite is instead of my whole leg,” he added.
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The father of eight is best known for the reality show he had with his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin. When he recounted the spider incident, he joked with his failed marriage and told the broadcast: “I’ve never been bitten by a spider in my entire life unless you count Kate. But all jokes aside, let’s face it, that’s it. has not been my year. “
Gosselin revealed this summer that he and longtime girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, broke up in February.
“It’s hard; it was a big decision. We’ve been together for seven years, which is a long time, so it’s very outrageous,” he said at the time.
Gosselin and Conrad reportedly tried therapy before their breakup. He shared in August that Conrad was “super supportive” when he tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, in an emotional Instagram post around the same time, Conrad revealed that she underwent a single mastectomy in the middle of her battle with breast cancer.