Jon Gosselin reveals his leg swelled TWICE its normal size after he was bit by poisonous brown recluse spider
Jon Gosselin was bit by a brown recluse spider which caused his leg to swell twice its normal size.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 star told The Sun he could barely walk and called the pain was ‘excruciating.’
Jon was bitten in his sleep, but he was able to rush himself to Urgent Care and receive antibiotics, he told TMZ.
A very difficult year: Jon Gosselin opened up about his tough year, including the poisonous spider bite he received recently (pictured June 2019)
Jon’s doctor recognized the bite as being caused by a brown recluse, a notoriously venomous spider which are among the most poisonous in North America.
‘My first thought was “What now?” I have had a rough year, my breakup was hard, then I got COVID, which was bad,’ he told The Sun.
‘It was really weird because when I looked at my leg I realized it was twice the size and there’s a red-looking blister with a large red circle around it.’
He continued: ‘It kind of looked like a cigarette burn, but really raised. The doc immediately knew the pain was from a brown recluse, which is a deadly spider. My entire leg had swollen up from the cellulitis.
Swelling and a hospital visit: The former reality star said he could barely walk after the bite and had to rush himself to Urgent Care (pictured 2018)
How much more will he deal with? Gosselin contracted COVID-19 this year and split from girlfriend Colleen Conrad, pictured here in 2020
‘The doctor told me that I was lucky to come in because if you don’t treat this you can lose limbs or die from a bacterial infection. I just wish I knew where the spider was so I can take my revenge.’
Gosselin told the publication he’s begun losing weight from the experience as well.
The star also used the opportunity to insult his ex-wife Kate in the interview saying, ‘I’ve never been bit by a spider in my whole life, unless you count Kate.’
Could have died: Gosselin said doctors told him he could have lost ‘limbs or die from a bacterial infection’ if the bit went untreated (pictured 2007)
He and Kate were married from 1999 to 2009. Their lives were chronicled on Jon & Kate Plus 8 after Kreider gave birth to sextuplets in 2004.
They had twins four years prior to that.
Jon was in a 7-year-long relationship with Colleen Conrad, though the two broke up earlier this year.
Dragging Kate: Jon used recent attention to insult his ex-wife saying, ‘I’ve never been bit by a spider in my whole life, unless you count Kate’ (pictured 2008)