‘1000-Lb Sisters’: Tammy Slaton Updates Fan on Why She Hasn’t Been Wearing Oxygen Tubes Lately

1000-lb Sisters star Tammy Slaton’s health has been a huge point of concern for fans. At the beginning of the series, Tammy and Amy Slaton’s doctor told them that they needed to lose weight to be healthy. Since then, the TV show has followed their health journey. After 1000-lb Sisters Season 2, fans on social media noticed that Tammy was constantly wearing oxygen tubes in her videos and began to worry about her health. Lately, Tammy hasn’t been wearing the tubes. Now, she has addressed fans’ health concerns.

'1000-lb Sisters' star Tammy Slaton with breathing tube
‘1000-lb Sisters’ star Tammy Slaton | TLC

Why was ‘1000-lb Sisters’ star Tammy Slaton wearing Oxygen tubes?

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tammy contracted the virus and had to be hospitalized and put on oxygen. She uploaded a video to YouTube to describe the situation to her fans.

“I was in the hospital for just about two weeks. …  I’m doing great. I mean yes, I’m on oxygen,” she said. “That’s just to keep my lungs sturdy, strength — I won’t be on oxygen much longer. I was on 15 liters of oxygen and now I’m on three.”

Some fans were supportive of Tammy and wished she would get better, while others wondered if she had actually been in the hospital for weight loss. Tammy subsequently posted another video to address the rumors.

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“[Some of] the comments are stupid,” she said. “There’s people saying I wasn’t in the hospital for COVID. Don’t always believe everything you read on the internet. It blows my mind that everybody thinks so bad of me.” 

Does Tammy still need oxygen?

Tammy has been very active on TikTok since the show has been on hiatus. In her videos, she usually has her oxygen tubes in as she talks to fans or records herself looking into the camera. But in her last few videos, Tammy has been oxygen free. Some fans wondered if she was not wearing her oxygen because of her new relationship with TikTok user “Thebbwking” as she started posting videos without her tubes when he came into the picture.

“So you don’t need oxygen when he’s there?” one fan commented on a video of the two.

“How come you don’t wear oxygen when you’re with him,” one fan wrote. “And why are you even still on it lol.”

“I love you girl but where is your oxygen in this vid?” another user said.

Finally, Tammy made a video responding to fans asking if she was off of oxygen.

“No not completely,” she answered. “I have it incase I do need it, but right now I’m good. Dont have it on. Yea just as needed.”

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Fans were happy to see that since 1000-lb Sisters, Tammy seems to be doing better.

“The longer you use it the more you’ll depend on it so this is amazing!” one fan commented. “Good job.”

“We are so proud of you Tammy,” another person said.

“That’s awesome that it’s as needed!” another person said. “Being dependent on that stinks. Glad you are stronger.”

In her newest video, Tammy is back to utilizing oxygen tubes, so it seems that the star is not 100% in the clear quite yet.