Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Jon recovering from COVID that put him in the hospital

Jon revealed today he is recovering from a bad case of COVID which put him in the hospital. Jon almost had to be put on a ventilator, and says he was out of it for a solid three days.

Jon and his girlfriend have both been working in health care during the panemic, Jon in IT and Colleen as a nurse practitioner.

We wish you a speedy recovery, Jon, and thank you for all the work you have done for others during this pandemic.  

Jon will be on Dr. Oz to discuss his experience January 14.



https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jon-gosselin-i-was-hospitalized-with-covid-19-amid-pandemic/

https://www.etonline.com/jon-gosselin-is-now-working-at-a-healthcare-facility-amid-covid-19-pandemic-exclusive-146795


22 sediments (sic) from readers:

foxy said...

Oh my...get better Jon.

Nicky said...

I'm glad he's ok and recovering from covid - scary stuff.
But I'm so over his narrative of "wishing" he could connect with his other kids, and that all the kids could communicate with each other.
Be the bigger person and take steps to make it happen - the other 4 are still under 18 and he has parental rights.
Stop being so damn lazy already. How different is it for the other kids that Jon didn't fight to have a relationship with them, than Kate not fighting to have a relationship with Colin?
They both have some serious flaws as parents in this whole mess

Layla said...

Oh my gosh, how awful for him! Jon, we're all praying for your swift (and complete) recovery here!

FlimsyFlamsy said...

So sorry to hear this about Jon. Wishing him a speedy recovery to good health and good spirits. I'm sure it was particularly frightening to C, who was abandoned by his mother, and might have been scared to lose another parent.

I don't think any of us will ever know what Jon tried to do behind the scenes to connect with his kids over the years. Their mother is a vengeful narcissist who poisoned their minds against him. Heck, we've heard and read her say these odius things in public. Can you imagine the ugliness that comes out behind closed doors? Multiplied by the 10 years he's been apart from them and unable to interrupt that narrative?

Nicky said...

I don't think any of us will ever know what Jon tried to do behind the scenes to connect with his kids over the years. Their mother is a vengeful narcissist who poisoned their minds against him. Heck, we've heard and read her say these odius things in public. Can you imagine the ugliness that comes out behind closed doors? Multiplied by the 10 years he's been apart from them and unable to interrupt that narrative?
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I agree - but he does have rights to have contact with them. I know he's said he doesn't want to force it and make them visit him, but we all know that kids don't always make the best decisions (ie: not wanting to see him, mad at him for something, etc). The visits may be unpleasant for both, but the effort should have been made to make them happen, and that falls on him. He could have at least had them for dinner once a week to keep that connection.
I've followed this story for many years, and have been sympathetic to him in the past, but his recent appearances on Dr. Oz, etc., just show me how whiney and immature he still is. Hoping that your children will want to see you once they turn 18 is not a coherent plan to get those familial connections back.
I don't doubt that Kate has been engaging in extreme parental alienation for years, but what has he done to keep the door open to those kids to step through once they are ready? You can't tell me that any judge would think it was ok that they haven't seen their father in years?
Just lazy and completely clueless - IMO he's almost as bad as her.

MamaC said...

I have no expectations of sympathy from his ex, but if she cares about her children at all she will encourage them to reach out and foster communication if not with Jon at least with Hannah and Collin. Life is short. Unfortunately as I recall Jon was(is)a smoker and that probably isn't conducive to a speedy recovery from a disease that affect the lungs. I hope this inspires him to give it up after this.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I have no expectations of sympathy from his ex, but if she cares about her children at all she will encourage them to reach out and foster communication if not with Jon at least with Hannah and Collin. Life is short. Unfortunately as I recall Jon was(is)a smoker and that probably isn't conducive to a speedy recovery from a disease that affect the lungs. I hope this inspires him to give it up after this.


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I had that thought and we've been saying this for years. Life is finite. Whether it's COVID, or a car accident, or a brain hemorrhage, it can be gone just like that. The children deserve a chance to try to reconcile with their father. There will come a day when there will be no time left to patch anything up. For Jon that day could have been right now, just as easily.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Stop being so damn lazy already. How different is it for the other kids that Jon didn't fight to have a relationship with them, than Kate not fighting to have a relationship with Colin?

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Jon has explained extensively how he has fought to see his children. A parental alienator is a powerful force and you cannot just knock on the door and collect your estranged child who has been brainwashed to loathe you.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Unfortunately as I recall Jon was(is)a smoker and that probably isn't conducive to a speedy recovery from a disease that affect the lungs


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You know what's odd about this COVID bastard? Some studies have suggested smokers actually handle COVID better! Makes no sense and I can't even fathom why that is. Smokers in Italy did infinitely better than non-smokers. His weight could be better but I would hardly say he's obese today. Weight remains one of the top factors for your ability to survive COVID.

Sadbuttrue said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 6
Stop being so damn lazy already. How different is it for the other kids that Jon didn't fight to have a relationship with them, than Kate not fighting to have a relationship with Colin?

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Jon has explained extensively how he has fought to see his children. A parental alienator is a powerful force and you cannot just knock on the door and collect your estranged child who has been brainwashed to loathe you.
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And let's not forget, Kate had a TV NETWORK in her corner. Jon was stupid and naive at the time of the divorce, thinking that both he AND Kate had the best interests of their children at heart. Kate was awarded primary physical custody (with his blessing, I believe), but ONLY because she realized that this was her ticket to keeping the kids (and herself) employed. In a word, Jon was outsmarted from the get-go in his divorce from both Kate AND TLC. I don't think he could have imagined that they would continue filming after A and C were expelled from kindergarten. I think he thought that a judge would HAVE to see that filming and the concomitant embiggening of Diva Kate were detrimental to his kids. He.Was.Wrong.

I think at this point, Jon is well aware of all the mistakes he made. All he can do now is try to find some way to repair what he can. If at some point his children are sentient enough to actually ASK him what he did to try to BE their father, I imagine he can produce several filing cabinets worth of court history. I don't think he can be faulted any more for not prevailing. He was always outgunned in this fight, not least because Kate was hell-bent on extending HER time in the limelight, no matter the cost to their kids. I'm afraid he really didn't see that coming. Who did?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

If there's any doubt how dark and twisted TFW is to deal with as a parent, remember this: she INSTITUTIONALIZED her 11-year-old son and gleefully declared on national TV that the child's FATHER did not know where he was.
That boy had a living, breathing parent who was able to help with his troubled son, yet the boy's mother refused to give him that opportunity. And instead, had that boy locked up for years, never to return to his home.

Yes, certainly, Jon has made some poor decisions as a parent. But wouldn't a flawed father have been better for C than no father at all?

LisaNH said...

I agree with FlimsyFamsy . No parent is ever perfect, they make mistakes. Jon wasn't given the opportunity to be with all of his kids because of their mother. And you're right Flimsy, Kate had network resources to keep Jon out of the picture. Kate deliberately abandoned her son by cancelling him from the family by putting him away in an institution.

And why does no one ever wonder why Hannah wants to live with her father than her mother? We know at least two of the children want their father in lives, why not others? They may be scared to say anything or they'll end up in an institution too.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Wow Jon’s experience with covid was wild. He’s been sick since dec 21. He had an extremely high fever for a week. He lost 17 pounds. They put him on his stomach. It sounds like his doctors were angels. He avoided the questions about how he got this which makes me speculate maybe it was the kids or someone else he’s trying to protect or not blame. He’s concerned it’s done long term damage to his lungs. God bless you Jon.

jakieK said...

If something should happen to Jon, Collin & Hannah would likely be forced to return to their mother's custody.

Nicky said...

Kate has not had a network behind her for at least the last 2 years. My point was there are things he could demand as a father, such as a weekly dinner.
Kids don’t care about the legal maneuvers that the parent had to do. All they will know and believe is that the parent wasn’t there. Perception is reality for them. That’s my point.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Kate has not had a network behind her for at least the last 2 years. My point was there are things he could demand as a father, such as a weekly dinner.
Kids don’t care about the legal maneuvers that the parent had to do. All they will know and believe is that the parent wasn’t there. Perception is reality for them. That’s my point.

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I can tell you from going on 13 years of experience (yikes, I can't believe it!) with parental alienation cases now, it just doesn't work that way. First of all a judge has made legal decisions about the children that he can't just disrupt without going to a judge. Every dinner you want first has to be approved by a judge.

Second of all, for estranged kids, you don't just waltz in and "demand dinners." That's not how to fix things, and usually makes things worse. It takes extensive therapy and re-building trust and healing deep wounds to make any dent in this. All the while they live with someone who will undermine this at every turn. At their ages, the kids MUST consent to all this or it will never work. If they're not ready to consent, there is no point. Some may be ready to be open to this at some point in the next 1-2 years, others 10-20, others might never. But coming in like a wrecking ball won't help a thing.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


If something should happen to Jon, Collin & Hannah would likely be forced to return to their mother's custody.

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I'm not sure how frequently Jon pops in to read here, but after this brush with death, he might want to reconsider marriage to Colleen and having her adopt his two children. That way if god forbid anything happened to him, Colleen would have the right to them.

Frankly at this point, I don't think Kate gives two shits if the queen of England adopted her kids. She doesn't care. I bet my bottom dollar she'd sign off.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#16), isn't it interesting that TFW exploded over that story about Jon and C having a violent incident together and was never heard from again? She seemed outraged that her son -- the one whose custody hearing she didn't even ATTEND -- was being mistreated. She was ready for her close-up, and probably bought some extra waterproof mascara for the Big Interview, but it looks like no one wanted to hear from her.

clack said...

If Kate didnt have TLC lawyers on her side i believe Jon could have easily gotten custody of the kids. but it was a losing battle. Now that the kids are older, they've had years of being programmed by her. In their minds, he's an evil man who abandoned them. So, I agree with him not forcing a relationship. I hope they come around some day, but its doubtful. his only hope right now is C or H talking to the others, telling them what the witch is telling them is all lies. if they do come around, i have a feeling they will turn on her.

Flimsy i thought the same thing, how loud she yelled about him being abusive then......crickets! If she wants people to take her seriously, she ought to follow up with what she says.

MikeB said...

I don't believe Kate has had her parental rights terminated even though Jon has custody. Can Colleen adopt Collin and Hannah without Kate's permission? What little I've been able to find says it would not work unless Kate was ruled an unfit parent or she voluntarily gave up her rights, but I'm not a lawyer and sure don't know about PA rules.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I don't believe Kate has had her parental rights terminated even though Jon has custody. Can Colleen adopt Collin and Hannah without Kate's permission?

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They would probably need her permission but I’m saying I bet she would give it.

Sad but true said...

MikeB said... 20
I don't believe Kate has had her parental rights terminated even though Jon has custody. Can Colleen adopt Collin and Hannah without Kate's permission? What little I've been able to find says it would not work unless Kate was ruled an unfit parent or she voluntarily gave up her rights, but I'm not a lawyer and sure don't know about PA rules.
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I would think K8's absence from Collin's hearing(s) may mean her "rights" v-a-v him have been terminated. Hannah is very probably a different story.

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