Alaskan Bush People star Billy Brown seems to have trouble catching his breath in a quick glimpse or two during the new season’s episodes. It’s not as if he exerts himself and then appears with labored breathing. No, he seems to be out of breath at times despite little to no exertion.
Billy Brown was sick and he underwent “major surgery,” according to his son Bear Brown. But that’s about all the information passed along to fans about the health struggle for the Alaskan Bush People celeb.
In the new season’s episodes, hints emerge that Billy might still struggle with health issues. Although, it appears both Billy Brown and the Discovery Channel may play it down for the cameras.
Alaskan Bush People: Billy Brown Sounds Out of Breath?
It’s now January of 2020 as more of the new Alaskan Bush People episodes roll out. But what viewers see today filmed months ago. That’s back when Billy Brown still struggled with his health issues. He was taken off their mountain to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing.
Bear Brown, one of the sons from Alaskan Bush People, hopped online to tell the fans Billy Brown was sick. But, again, he never offered details about his father’s illness.
This season the father of the Brown wolf pack is back. While he’s seen operating a bulldozer and flitting around various locations of the mountain ranch, clues emerge to suggest Billy Brown is still not up to par healthwise.
But viewers didn’t see Billy jump up on that bulldozer or make his way to those locations. So far, other than moving the controls on that bulldozer, Billy doesn’t show up in action scenes.
But, it wasn’t all that long ago that the doctors were unsure of Billy Brown living on that mountain in the near future. It looks as though the father from Alaskan Bush People defied the odds. He made it to his mountain home in time to film the new season.
Instead of Moving Up Billy and Ami Brown Needed to Move Down
In a few of the scenes, Billy sounds like he’s short of breath when talking to the camera. Don’t forget, in order for him to come back to the mountain, the kids had to move Billy Brown and Ami Brown’s camper. This is their home on the mountain. At one point it sat too high in elevation.
The camper originally sat at an elevation with less oxygen. So to make it easier for Billy Brown to breathe, his Alaskan Bush People offspring needed to drag it down a few thousand feet. This puts Billy at an elevation where the oxygen isn’t so thin.
Moving that camper entailed a rather dangerous drive down a muddy mountain road. But it seemed as if the adult kids from the Alaskan Bush People did this as a labor of love for their dad.
Alaskan Bush People: Recuperation of Papa Brown
When Bear first notified the Brown family social media followers that his dad was ill, he said he was facing major surgery. Then fans heard nothing new about Billy from anyone in the family.
Finally, Bear updated fans saying his dad was still having “major medical issues”. He also shared that Billy did undergo surgery. Bear Brown didn’t offer any details on Billy Brown’s diagnosis or the surgery.
Billy Brown’s health issues remain a mystery. Very little is known about the diagnosis and the treatment that Billy received.
But when the new season of Alaskan Bush People rolled out, Billy Brown showed up. Although, he is not present on the show as much as fans got to see him in previous seasons.
Billy Keeps Details Under Wraps?
When Billy does talk, he sometimes sounds like he’s almost out of breath. He also doesn’t seem to do much by the way of physical labor. The Alaskan Bush People kids appear to do the majority of the work to make the ranch ready for the family.
That’s nothing new when it comes to the father of the Brown tribe and manual labor. It seems he has a tendency to fancy himself somewhat of a foreman when projects emerge. In Alaska, he often watched as the family built up Browntown.
But as usual, this season Billy Brown did show up offering ideas and suggestions. He even operated the bulldozer to pull Bear Brown’s storage container home up the mountain. It appears the fans watch as the Alaskan Bush People patriarch recuperates from his recent health scare.
Are Billy and the Discovery Channel cameras hiding the full extent of Billy’s illness? After all, he did start filming not long after he had surgery, which Bear deemed “major” at the time.
From what the earlier reports on Billy’s health indicated, it looks like the doctors didn’t expect him back on the mountain so quickly. But Papa Brown marches to a beat of his own drummer. So he probably recuperates at his own pace as well. Either way, fans were happy to see both Billy and his wife, Ami Brown back on Alaskan Bush People this season.
Catch the new season of the Alaskan Bush People on Wednesday nights at 8 pm by tuning into the Discovery Channel.
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