Reality Star Ms. Juicy Baby Announces She’s Been Released From Hospital After Suffering Stroke


By Mark Mcgreal For Dailymail.Com and Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com

Little Women: Atlanta star Ms. Juicy Baby took to Instagram to tell her fans that she was out of the hospital after suffering a stroke.

The 50-year-old reality star, whose real name is Shirlene Pearson, posted several videos to her Instagram on Friday providing updates on her condition.

‘I just wanted to let you guys know that I am back,’ she said. ‘I’m not at 100 percent but I am still healing. This is a video to let all my fans, all my supporters, to let you guys know that I have been released from the hospital. I am at home.’

Big announcement: Little Women: Atlanta star Ms. Juicy Baby took to Instagram to tell her fans that she was out of the hospital after suffering a stroke

She explained that she was admitted to the hospital on April 28 after a stroke caused a brain bleed leading to memory loss. 

‘The way it affected me, I couldn’t remember anything,’ the Texas native revealed. 

‘I couldn’t remember anything, not one thing. I can’t even drive right now. I have to learn how to do a lot of things all over again, even brushing my teeth, things that we take for granted, that we think just come natural,’ she went on to say. ‘I was about to have a fit when I was in the hospital because I couldn’t even drink my water.’

Instagram explanation: The 50-year-old reality star, whose real name is Shirlene Pearson, posted several videos to her Instagram on Friday giving her many fans an update on her condition

Instagram explanation: The 50-year-old reality star, whose real name is Shirlene Pearson, posted several videos to her Instagram on Friday giving her many fans an update on her condition

Scary diagnosis: She explained that she was admitted to the hospital on April 28 after a stroke caused a brain bleed leading to memory loss

Scary diagnosis: She explained that she was admitted to the hospital on April 28 after a stroke caused a brain bleed leading to memory loss

Long road: Pearson went on to say that she's been in speech therapy since the incident took place and also talked about recovering in the Intensive Care Unit

Long road: Pearson went on to say that she’s been in speech therapy since the incident took place and also talked about recovering in the Intensive Care Unit

Pearson went on to say that she’s been in speech therapy since the incident took place and also talked about recovering in the Intensive Care Unit. 

‘I had to learn how to walk, learn how to talk, learn how to eat, learn how to swallow,’ she said. ‘A lot of things.’ 

She also thanked fans who donated to her GoFundMe to pay for medical costs as she hasn’t been able to work since having the stroke. 

On the fundraising page, Pearson’s sister Tayna Evans identified her sibling by her real name of Shirlene King Pearson, saying that she initially suffered the stroke April 28 and remains ‘in the hospital recovering for what we know will be a long road.

‘Although we don’t have a definitive date of when she will be out of the hospital and be able to get back to work, we do need your help until she recovers. Whatever you can give, we would deeply appreciate it. Thank you so much for keeping her and us all in your prayers; we are all truly thankful.’

Getting a helping hand: She also thanked fans who donated to her GoFundMe to pay for medical costs as she hasn't been able to work since having the stroke (pictured 2021)

Getting a helping hand: She also thanked fans who donated to her GoFundMe to pay for medical costs as she hasn’t been able to work since having the stroke (pictured 2021)

Production sources told TMZ last month that Ms. Juicy Baby had been focused on improving her health over the past two years, exercising and sticking to a healthy diet.

Ms. Juicy Baby was initially seen as a guest star on the first season of the Lifetime series in its first season in 2016, and has been a full-time cast member in the five seasons since.

Speaking with the South African news outlet channel24 in May of 2019, Ms. Juicy Baby, who calls herself the Queen of Atlanta, praised the positive and educational messages Little Women: Atlanta put forth.

‘I love this show because it teaches and informs people about who little people are,’ she said. ‘We can do everything average height people can do because we are not different; we are just different in size. We have to live our lives like everybody else, and it shows that we go through the same things and the same struggles as everyone else.

‘But don’t come out there and treat us differently because we are smaller in stature than you are. I love this show because it shows everyone that we can do everything that they can do and even better!’

Taking care of herself: Production sources told TMZ last month that Ms. Juicy Baby had been focused on improving her health over the past two years, exercising and sticking to a healthy diet (pictured 2021)

Taking care of herself: Production sources told TMZ last month that Ms. Juicy Baby had been focused on improving her health over the past two years, exercising and sticking to a healthy diet (pictured 2021)



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