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TWO more of Mama June’s family members undergo major surgery as Honey Boo Boo, 16, preps for her first procedure

TWO more of Mama June's family members have revealed that they are undergoing major surgery.

This news comes as her daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, is planning on having a weight loss procedure.

Jo "Doe Doe" Shannon and her daughter, Amber, underwent weight loss surgery recentlyCredit: Jo Shannon/Instagram
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is planning to undergo weight loss surgery this monthCredit: AMC Networks

Mama June's sister, "Doe Doe," and her niece, Amber, underwent Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.

ESG is also known as suture sculpt and the accordion procedure.

It is a weight loss procedure that uses an "endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of your stomach," according to Hopkins Medicine.

Along with weight loss, the surgery can also lower blood sugar and address other weight-related problems.

Jo "Doe Doe" Shannon posted about the surgery on her Instagram.

"Well, Amber and I finally did it! We had Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (suture sculpt) done by @stevenbatashmd and we are excited to share our journey with all of you," she captioned the photo.

"I want to thank my manager @ginarodriguez and her staff @jess.Reyes.co @brandmessiah and @entertainmentjunction for helping this become a reality!"

In the photo, Doe Doe and Amber posed with their doctor and all held up peace signs with smiles on their faces.


Many of her followers left well wishes on her post.

"Congratulations!! I'm 3.5 months out right now. The first month was the hardest. Having support is the best thing. Wish you a speedy recovery," commented one fan.

"Best wishes to you both and thx for sharing with us. Hugs," said another.

A third wrote: "That's amazing. Good luck to the both of you."

"Doe Doe and Amber seriously that is so awesome but make sure you keep up with us on Instagram so we know how everything is going with you," said one concerned fan.

One fan said: "Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear how you all will be thriving ❤️💪🏼."

Many other fans sent them congratulations and good vibes.


Last month, Alana's manager revealed that the Mama June: Road To Redemption star plans to head to New York for weight loss surgery.

Honey Boo Boo, 16, will make her way up North for the surgery in late August after celebrating her 17th birthday, her rep told TMZ.

The reality star has opted for a "suture sculpt endoscopic sleeve" from doctor Steven Batash, which can cost upwards of $13K.

The TV personality has explained that she's reached 275 pounds, and hopes to get down to 150 in order to live a healthier lifestyle.

After trying her luck at diets and exercise over the past year, Alana said her results have been limited.

The young star explained to her rep that she's concerned her weight gain is genetic, and surgery is the only way to drop the pounds.

The former pageant girl's manager said her older sister and full-time guardian Pumpkin, 22, is behind the decision.

Alana's boyfriend Dralin, 21, has also offered his support and has decided to undergo the procedure alongside the TV star.

But the TLC alum's decision comes as a bit of a surprise, as The Sun previously revealed that Alana's sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Efird is broke and can barely afford groceries for the teen as well as her four young kids.


The mother of four is struggling to provide for her expanded family, which includes her twins who are under two months old, her not-yet one-year-old son Bentley, and her daughter Ella, four.  

She also has full custody of her sister Alana.

Several factors have come to light regarding the 22-year-old's financial situation.  

One family insider claimed that "Pumpkin told June she didn't have any groceries in the house, and she told Pumpkin 'Well you better get on TikTok and make some d*** n money."

The source added incredulously: "Why would a mother even say something like that?!"

Shortly after Lauryn's twins were born, the TV star was promoting her Amazon Wish List on her TikTok and her Instagram which included items fans could buy her for the babies.

She later removed the link to the wishlist.

The Sun can also reveal that Josh and Lauryn are renters at the previously estimated $71,000 Georgia home they share with their four children and her sister Alana. 

In a statement to The Sun, Lauryn claimed: "That’s my home and I rent to own it."

She also added: "I’m doing very well financially... my kids and us have everything we need and want."

While fans of the show assume the long-standing reality stars make a good living, in an interview with The Sun in May, Mama June, 42, claimed: "What a lot of people don't realize is that this filming doesn't pay what people think it does.

"We all have regular entrepreneur jobs after filming- like [my daughter] Jessica works at a daycare. Josh works with a friend of ours. We have events that we go out and do."

The family is currently a part of Mama June: Road to Redemption, which airs on Fridays on WeTV.

Best of luck to Mama June's family.

June Shannon attends the “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” Atlanta Premiere at Woodruff Arts Center on May 23, 2017Credit: Getty - Contributor
June Shannon, Alana Thompson, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, Ella Grace Efird, and Joshua Brandon Efird attend the “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” season 2 premiere party at Woodruff Arts Center on January 9, 2018Credit: Getty
Alana Thompson plans on losing over 150 pounds after having her procedure