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Fans have been concerned about Tammy Slaton since 1000-lb Sisters went off the air. During season 2 of the tv show, her health was a topic of concern. After the season, Slaton ended up in the hospital due to contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). In a recent video, fans noticed several bruises on Slaton’s arms. She recently addressed where the bruises came from.

Portrait of Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton, the Slaton sisters from '1000-Lb Sisters'
Portrait of Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton, the Slaton sisters from ‘1000-Lb Sisters’ | TLC

Where are Tammy Slaton’s mysterious bruises coming from?

Slaton loves to connect with her fans on TikTok and post videos of her and her new boyfriend “thebbwking.” In a few of her videos, fans noticed bruises on Slaton’s arms while she was doing dances. After receiving a lot of comments about her bruises, Slaton made a video explaining.

“And the bruises on my hands and arms are from trying to get bloodwork, like I’m a real bad stick,” she clarified. “The camera angles, that’s why I look bigger than what I am, so could yall chill please?”

During the video, she also clarified a few other things for fans and addressed rumors about her being pregnant.

“Could yall like chill?” she asked her fans. “It’s just a song. Anybody could dance to that song. I’m not pregnant. If you were true fans you would know I don’t want children. I’m perfectly happy being an aunt and if the person I marry or dating has children, I’m perfectly fine being a stepmom. And as far as being engaged, it’s just an emoji.”

‘1000-lb Sisters’ fans have been worried about Tammy’s health

The bruises aren’t the only health problem Slaton has had. After 1000-lb Sisters Season 2, she uploaded a video to her YouTube channel telling fans that she had caught COVID.

“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 people worried that Slaton was actually in the hospital for other reasons, but she addressed those rumors in a video.

“[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.” 

Since then, Slaton has been wearing oxygen tubes in several of her videos on TikTok.

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In some of Slaton’s recent videos, she has appeared on the screen without her oxygen tubes. When fans asked about it, she revealed that she has gotten to the point where she doesn’t need assistance breathing 100% of the time.


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“I have it incase I do need it, but right now I’m good,” she said of her oxygen tank. “Don’t have it on. Yea just as needed.”

Since 1000-lb Sisters Season 2 ended, Slaton has been working on being healthier and getting down to her target weight so that she can have weight loss surgery like her sister, Amy Slaton.