1000-LB SISTERS star Tammy Slaton has posted brand-new pictures on a secret Instagram account months after she quit booze, cigarettes and junk food inside her rehab facility.
The Sun can exclusively reveal big updates on Tammy’s progress in her Ohio treatment center as she hopes to complete her stint earlier than doctors initially anticipated.
Tammy’s friend exclusively told The Sun that after her Instagram account was “hacked,” she made a secret account for only family and friends to follow.
The star posted a selfie on April 27 from inside rehab after “disappearing” from her public social media earlier this year.
In another photo, Tammy showed off a painting as she sipped on a calorie-free Coke Zero.
She looked proud of her artwork, as she held up her painting wearing a black tank top and her hair pulled back.
NO MORE PARTY GIRL
Tammy’s pal exclusively told The Sun that she has entirely given up smoking and drinking, months after she was caught partying hard on her TLC reality show.
Though patients are allowed to go outside the rehab building to smoke, Tammy “doesn’t even want to be around it,” her friend insisted.
The insider also claimed Tammy hasn’t had a single drink since she left for rehab.
Last season on the show, Tammy admitted she downed eight bottles of booze a week, leaving doctors fearing for her life.
She also openly ate pizza, vaped, and asked friends for shots of liquor in clips from the show.
On the season finale, she even stopped breathing for a time after a party bender.
MAKING BIG STRIDES
With all of her progress, Tammy has been able to undergo an operation leaving her with a smaller breathing tube, the source said.
The procedure, or tracheotomy, creates a surgical opening from the neck to the windpipe to allow easy access for breathing.
The source exclusively told The Sun: “She hates her trach, although it’s gotten smaller.
“Tammy only has to wear it part-time now.
“She is doing very, very well and she will be out of rehab sooner than anticipated.
“Originally, she was going to be out in late August, but she’s going to be out sooner than that.
“Her birthday is coming up in July, and she would love to be able to celebrate at home.”
Additionally, the source shared that Tammy wants to do “everything she can” to be present for when her sister Amy gives birth to her second son this summer.
Tammy’s friend concluded: “She’s exceeded all expectations.”
Previously, fans began to worry about Tammy’s health after she stopped posting on social media.
Fans on Reddit had expressed their concern about the 1000-lb Sisters star “disappearing” from social media.
One concerned fan noticed Tammy’s alarming absence and said: “Tammy hasn’t posted anything in over a month.
“I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about her. It’s honestly a bit concerning.”
At the time, many fans believed it was because she was filming season four, and was not allowed to share a lot of information.
However, her sister Amy told a concerned fan on social media that Tammy had been locked out of her Instagram account.
Tammy’s friend confirmed to The Sun that her social media absence was due to her Instagram account being hacked.
LOSING HER HOME
Before rehab, Tammy was living in a $239k Kentucky duplex with her sister and co-star Amy.
However, Amy moved out with her husband and bought a new $37K home while her sister has been in rehab.
Now, Tammy is at risk of losing the house because her rehab bills are costing most of her income.
After she was asked about her sibling’s time in the facility, Amy exclusively told The Sun: “Tammy’s social security pays it, it takes her whole social security check, the show isn’t paying.”
She continued: “That’s why I hear she doesn’t have a place to live because she can’t afford the rent. When she comes out she’ll stay with me for a little bit, soon as we find a place she’ll go there.”
Amy claimed their show’s network TLC had paid for the previous rehab stays for her sister, and both are being paid an undisclosed amount for their TV work.
Season 4 of 1000-Lb Sisters is set to air sometime this year.
It is unclear what Tammy’s role will be this season.
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