Is Barbara “Babs” Thore Dead or Alive? Whitney Shares Health Update on Her Mom at MBBLF

Barbara “Babs” Thore is the mother of Whitney Thore best known for starring on the TLC show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life (MBFFL). The Season 10 premiere of the show has left fans worried about Whitney’s mom. Read on to know if Babs Thore is dead or alive, and what happened.

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The latest season follows Whitney’s moms deteriorating health conditions and has left the fans scared. Those who watch the show regularly know how close the American television personality is to her parents, especially her mother, and her friends.

Glenn and Barbara frequently appear on the TLC show and make the fans laugh with their hilarious stints. The show would lose a lot if anything happens to either of them and that’s why fans are concerned about Babs Thore right now.

Is Barbara “Babs” Thore Alive or Not?

The good news is that Barbara “Babs” Thore is alive and recovering well. The widespread concern about her health was prompted by a sneak peek clip from MBFFL Season 10 shared exclusively via People.

The brief clip shows Whitney’s father Glenn Thore informing her over the phone, “We’re taking your mom to the emergency room. It’s scary.” After that, Whitney clarified to the camera that she got a call from her dad telling her that her mother had another stroke and she was extremely worried.

“She was laying on the couch, and she couldn’t talk,” Whitney’s brother Hunter Thore said. “When I first came in, I thought she might have passed away,” he added.

Following that, Glenn added: “And I was trying to figure out how bad it was, you know, where do we go from here.”

The footage then cuts to the scene of Whitney sobbing in her car as she spoke to her father on the phone. “I can’t believe she’s taken a turn for the worse,” Glenn tells his daughter.

“I saw mom today, and this is really it,” said Whitney before embracing a member of the production crew and breaking down emotionally. Obviously, the clip left fans helluva worried about the Thore family.

What happened to Babs Thore?

Barbara “Babs” Thore suffered another stroke and is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Fans got a closer look at Babs Thore’s condition during the Season 10 premiere of MBFFL on August 9, 2022.

She has also tested positive for COVID-19 and developed a UIT. As she wasn’t able to eat anything, the doctors ultimately put her on a feeding tube. Her health condition has been deterioating recently.

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By the end of the episode, things weren’t looking any good as a doctor instructed Whitney that her family should start looking into palliative care for Babs because she didn’t qualify for rehab since being admitted.

Whitney was then seen struggling with the doctor’s suggestion of deciding to remove her mom’s feeding tube. The MBLFF star Whitney is also suffering from the polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Whitney Thore Shared an Update on her Mom’s Health

After the live airing of the episode, Whitney Thore took to Instagram to express gratitude to fans and offered a small health update on her condition. “Thank you to everyone who has reached out to support our family,” she wrote.

“I know I’ve been more quiet than usual on social media for the last six months. We’ve all been focusing on helping my mother recover as much as possible,” the post continued.

“She lights up every time a fan approaches her and she smiled so big when I told her Season 10 was premiering tonight. Seriously, thank y’all for loving my mother. She is my greatest gift and I love being able to share her with you. If you want to drop an encouraging word or a compliment or memory, I’ll read them to her. We love how much you love her. We are so proud of her! ❤️” she concluded the post.

Is Babs Thore fine now?

No, Babs Thore isn’t fine yet. Her condition is critical as she is being treated in the ICU for stroke and COVID-19. Her family has been following strict quarantine and protocols. She is also put on a feeding tube as she wasn’t eating anything.

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The doctors have confirmed that there wasn’t any improvement in her condition and the family may have to make a harsh decision of removing her tube soon. Whitney has requested the fans to keep her mom in her prayers.

We hope she displays a speedy recovery and the family gets back to smiling faces soon.

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