Jon Gosselin hospitalized for Covid and struggles with oxygen but says 'brush with death' had him rethink family dynamic

JON Gosselin was hospitalized for Covid-10 and is now struggling with oxygen as he fights battle at home.

The reality star said the "brush with death" made him rethink his relationship with his eight children.


The 43-year-old revealed he had tested positive for Covid-19 when he appeared on The Dr. Oz Show on Wednesday.

Jon's stepdaughter Jordan took him to the hospital when he had a fever of 104.8.

Once at the hospital, he was placed in a wheelchair and waited in the ER.

He recalled: "It was packed like the hospital was full and then they put me on a gurney and put me in the hallway in the waiting room, so I could get a temporary room, and then once they evaluated me and once they drew my blood and did all my blood work, all of a sudden I'm getting antibiotics, steroids, and a plasma antibody transfusion for COVID.

"It happened really fast.

"Then they moved me, pardon me, up to another room, a more permanent room, and then I just remember sleeping and then it was just surreal.

"Like what? I didn't even realize why I was there until like three days later.”

After sharing he had "a really bad COVID pneumonia," the father-of-eight admitted he "didn't feel sick" and "didn't feel pain because it didn't feel like someone was stabbing me but when you went to move or do anything and you felt so weak and you wanted to pass out, it was really scary."

He continued: "If my urinals were full, I had to stand up and use the bathroom, I would fear it because I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'm going to pass out. I can't breathe.'

"I called the nurse and I felt guilty calling the nurse all the time.

"Why can't you just help me get this? Can you help me do that?

"Everything, you feel like an invalid. You go from perfectly healthy one week to you can't do anything the next week. It was so weird. It's still weird now."

After sharing the update on his health, Jon was asked if he had a message for his estranged children.

The Jon & Kate: Plus 8 star, who was previously married to Kate Gosselin from 1999-2009, share children 20-year-old twins Mady and Cara and 16-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Aeden, Hannah, Collin, Leah, and Joel.

Hannah and Collin live with Jon and his girlfriend Colleen Conrad, while the rest of the children live with Kate.

Jon said he wished he could tell his estranged children that he loves them and that he's "just thinking of future more."

He added: "I hope they develop a relationship with Hannah and Collin.

"I hope that one day I can be part of your life. I'm glad that I got a second chance."

The former reality star continued: "I was more concerned about myself in the hospital and getting better and getting back to my family. I miss them.

"That's another surreal part of my life that I have developed a thick skin around to move forward to just help Hannah and Collin right now since they live with me.

"Those are things that I want to build towards.”

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