Boo Boo's Sugar Bear diagnosed with pancreatitis
March 1, 2013, 1:08 PM EST
Honey Boo Boo's dad has been told to cut back on his fried food intake after learning he has pancreatitis. Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson was admitted to hospital on Thursday (28Feb13) complaining of severe chest pains - and doctors told him he must overhaul his unhealthy diet or risk serious medical issues and death. Honey Boo Boo's mom June Shannon insists her man is "feeling pretty good", but has been given strict instructions to cut out fried and spicy foods, according to TMZ.com. That's going to be tough for the Southern fried fan, who is often seen scoffing greasy chicken on hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Sugar Bear's latest health setback comes just five months after he required emergency surgery to treat a nasty infection in a leg wound he suffered during a freak ATV accident.