Mama June's Downward Spiral Gets Dangerous Ahead of ''Intense'' Intervention

Reality TV star's loved ones come together to rehash her recent scandals
By McKenna Aiello 25 May, 2019 2:01 AMTags
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Mama June is in a state of crisis. 

On tonight's penultimate episode of Mama June From Not to Hot: The Road to Intervention, those closest to the Shannon family matriarch come together to shed new light on her recent scandals. In March, June was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Her longtime boyfriend, Eugene Doak, was also arrested on the same charges, in addition to third-degree domestic violence.

In the candid discussion, June's sister Jo "Doe Doe" Shannon, her daughter Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, her ex Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson and his wife Jennifer Lamb share their perspectives on why Mama June is in dire need of an intervention

"I was kind of surprised because I didn't know June to do something like this. Looking at her on TV you could something ain't right," Sugar Bear said of June's legal drama. "We're concerned about what's happening to [June's daughter] Alana. She may have to come stay with us 'cause her mom sure can't take care of her right now."

It's then revealed that Pumpkin has temporary custody of the 13-year-old, which Jennifer said they plan to fight "tooth and nail." 

Mama June's health is also a concern of her loved ones, who say she is gaining weight and "falling apart right in front of our eyes." In previously unaired footage from the season, Mama June breaks down in tears after Geno accuses her of feigning her health issues for "sympathy." 

"I've lost myself completely and I know that," Mama June told the camera while being treated in the hospital. I've lost who I was about. I don't want to get up out of bed. I don't want to get my hair done. I don't want to do my nails."

"June feels like she hates herself and I don't want to lose her," Doe Doe added.

Mama June From Not To Hot: The Road To Intervention airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. on WE tv. Catch the season finale on May 31 at p.m.