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Little People, Big World’s Matt Roloff Opens Up About Dangerous Health Scare

Matt Roloff

Little People, Big World’s Matt Roloff Opens Up About Dangerous Health Scare

Matt Roloff experienced a health scare last week and took to Instagram to share about the scary experience with fans and followers, on Monday.

“Last week was a bit rough … went in for what l thought was routine upper endoscopy to check out my esophagus,” the Little People, Big World star wrote on Instagram, alongside a pic snapped in a hospital bed. 

Matt Roloff

An upper endoscopy allows a doctor to examine the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus. 

Matt Roloff revealed that things did not “go as planned” and that his fiancée, Caryn Chandler, was informed that there were “complications.” 

Matt Roloff

“Turns out I have some unexpected twists n turns leading down to the [stomach],” the 61-year-old continued. “Good news is … I didn’t need the computer chip and monitor installed! Scary news is more work to be done. Worst news is I had to take a few days off working and lay low.” 

Matt excitedly added that he was “back in action today!”

Matt Roloff

Matt’s health crisis unfolded only three months after his son, Zach Roloff, 32, had to undergo emergency shunt surgery. 

In February, Zach’s wife, Tori Roloff, 31, asked fans and followers for prayers as Zach prepared for surgery. 

“We discovered Zach’s shunt is in need of repair and will have surgery in the morning,” Tori explained. 

Matt Roloff

The mom of three explained that the doctors had assured them that it was a “routine surgery.” She added — “..but it’s far from my routine and Zach and I are nervous. It feels big to us but we trust his doctors and their ability and knowledge!”

Two days later, the TLC star gave concerned fans an update on Zach’s recovery process. 

She wrote — “Not exactly how we saw our week going…Zachary had emergency shunt revision this morning. It’s been a scary 72 hours but he is doing well and recovering!! Thank you so much to everyone for the prayers that you have covered us in. We feel them!”

Caryn Chandler

“We are so incredibly blessed by our neurosurgeon team and their attentiveness to Zach’s needs!” Tori added. “Thank you to our friends and family who have all reached out asking to help. We feel so loved and supported by you.”

Matt posted an update during his son’s hospitalization. 

“Family has been in constant contact and communication. We are all praying for Zach as he undergoes an important shunt revision,” Matt wrote on Instagram, sharing a Christmas photo of Zach with his two oldest children, Jackson, 5, and Lilah, 3. 

Matt Roloff

The TLC patriarch added — “He’s in good hands with Tori advocating tooth and nail for his best interest … all prayers up please for Zach’s successful recovery.”

Zach was discharged after spending four days in the hospital.


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