Barbara “Babs” Thore is the mother of Whitney Thore best known for starring on the TLC show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life (MBFFL). The Season 10 premiere of the show has left fans worried about Whitney’s mom. Read on to know if Babs Thore is dead or alive, and what happened.
The latest season follows Whitney’s moms deteriorating health conditions and has left the fans scared. Those who watch the show regularly know how close the American television personality is to her parents, especially her mother, and her friends.
Glenn and Barbara frequently appear on the TLC show and make the fans laugh with their hilarious stints. The show would lose a lot if anything happens to either of them and that’s why fans are concerned about Babs Thore right now.
Is Barbara “Babs” Thore Alive or Not?
The good news is that Barbara “Babs” Thore is alive and recovering well. The widespread concern about her health was prompted by a sneak peek clip from MBFFL Season 10 shared exclusively via People.
The brief clip shows Whitney’s father Glenn Thore informing her over the phone, “We’re taking your mom to the emergency room. It’s scary.” After that, Whitney clarified to the camera that she got a call from her dad telling her that her mother had another stroke and she was extremely worried.
“She was laying on the couch, and she couldn’t talk,” Whitney’s brother Hunter Thore said. “When I first came in, I thought she might have passed away,” he added.
Following that, Glenn added: “And I was trying to figure out how bad it was, you know, where do we go from here.”
The footage then cuts to the scene of Whitney sobbing in her car as she spoke to her father on the phone. “I can’t believe she’s taken a turn for the worse,” Glenn tells his daughter.
“I saw mom today, and this is really it,” said Whitney before embracing a member of the production crew and breaking down emotionally. Obviously, the clip left fans helluva worried about the Thore family.
What happened to Babs Thore?
Barbara “Babs” Thore suffered another stroke and is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Fans got a closer look at Babs Thore’s condition during the Season 10 premiere of MBFFL on August 9, 2022.
She has also tested positive for COVID-19 and developed a UIT. As she wasn’t able to eat anything, the doctors ultimately put her on a feeding tube. Her health condition has been deterioating recently.
By the end of the episode, things weren’t looking any good as a doctor instructed Whitney that her family should start looking into palliative care for Babs because she didn’t qualify for rehab since being admitted.
Whitney was then seen struggling with the doctor’s suggestion of deciding to remove her mom’s feeding tube. The MBLFF star Whitney is also suffering from the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Whitney Thore Shared an Update on her Mom’s Health
After the live airing of the episode, Whitney Thore took to Instagram to express gratitude to fans and offered a small health update on her condition. “Thank you to everyone who has reached out to support our family,” she wrote.
“I know I’ve been more quiet than usual on social media for the last six months. We’ve all been focusing on helping my mother recover as much as possible,” the post continued.
“She lights up every time a fan approaches her and she smiled so big when I told her Season 10 was premiering tonight. Seriously, thank y’all for loving my mother. She is my greatest gift and I love being able to share her with you. If you want to drop an encouraging word or a compliment or memory, I’ll read them to her. We love how much you love her. We are so proud of her! ❤️” she concluded the post.
Is Babs Thore fine now?
No, Babs Thore isn’t fine yet. Her condition is critical as she is being treated in the ICU for stroke and COVID-19. Her family has been following strict quarantine and protocols. She is also put on a feeding tube as she wasn’t eating anything.
The doctors have confirmed that there wasn’t any improvement in her condition and the family may have to make a harsh decision of removing her tube soon. Whitney has requested the fans to keep her mom in her prayers.
We hope she displays a speedy recovery and the family gets back to smiling faces soon.
This article originally posted on bareillycollegr.org
25 thoughts on “Is Barbara “Babs” Thore Dead or Alive? Whitney Shares Health Update on Her Mom at MBBLF”
Watching the show and tears are falling. i remember when my own parents passed. You are never ready. Wishing Babs all the best….DON’t GIVE UP and please DON’T sign a DVR on her. She won’t make it if you do. Come on Babs!! You are loved way too much and we aren’t going to give up on you. Love to Whitney and the family xox
Praying for Babs, & your whole family.
BABS ALL I DID ALL THE TIME I WATCHED THE SHOW. YOU HANG IN THERE MY GIRL… FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT YOU HAVE IT IN YOU MY COUNTRY GIRL AND YOUR MAN NEEDS YOU. WE ALL LOVE YOU BABS KEEP FIGHTING. YOU STILL HAVE TO MANY YEARS LEFT. GOOD BLESS YOU WHITNEY AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. 🥰❤️
Babs I am so sorry to hear of your recent troubles. You make me smile every time I see your face. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God give you healing and comfort in this difficult time. Sending love and prayers as you recover. #yourbiggestfan❤️
I love your mom so much, she reminds me of my mom. Love your whole family so much. Bab’s is such a joy to watch and brings laughter into the fans lives. My heart aches for your family as you are going thru this and I truly pray your mom gets better. I feel your grief and worry. You are not alone!
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mum’s stroke. I have been in your shoes. It is a devastating experience. Your whole family, especially Bab’s, are in my daily prayers. 💔
Dear Mrs Thore aka BABs:
I hope this note finds you well on the road to recovery!! I am thinking of you and your family and praying for your speedy recovery. With prayers! Daria from NY
Prayers to Babs and the family . Every week you come into my home and heart and I love the show. I live in Stokesdale NC and just recently got out of Moses Cone for heart condition. Babs your a strong woman and God knows you have the strength to fight this ! I’m 67 yrs old I’ve had open heart surgery, leg amputation along with other things. If I can do it I know you can, with the love and support you got this ! Much love and prayers to you, stay strong !
To the Thore family – you are all in my prayers… Whitney, your mom and dad have been a shining example of what a loving marriage partnership should be! Love you guys – so sorry you are going through this.
Love u Whitney and Babs. Ur gonna get better. God knows we need u here. I pray that God will help you recover. Ur such an inspiration to all moms and daughters. Rest up so we can see u on the show. Love all the cast and miss all the stories. 🙏💞 Judee in texas
Babs, I can’t believe you’re going through these trials but your family is obviously so in love with you and would be heartbroken if you didn’t get better. Your fans love you too and I’m praying that all will be well.
May God Bless You Babs and have a speedy recovery!!! 🙏 ❤️ I have had a few serious medical episodes also and I know I recovered quickly from praying and eating organic fruits and veggies smoothies. I drank only green tea and healthy spring water from a reputable source. Bai drinks without sugar are good too. This honestly is my favorite show.! I will Surely keep Babs in my prayers! I love watching your loving family episodes.
Healing prayers for Mrs.Thore 🙏🙏 and for the family to keep your strength to help her through this. Hugs.
My prayers are with you and your family. I hope and prayer that your heath improves and can’t wait to see you all on my TV. Your an inspiration to all of us!! Do me a favor!? Take the downstairs bedroom in your house it would be very comforting to us all!! Lol
Love to you all!!!!
Babs your a classy lady and I’m praying for you and your family.
Your a great mom and a role model as well to so many. Hang in there cuz inside your also one tuff chick 😘
God Bless 🙏🏻
Im praying for the thore family, babs god is on control you got this keep fighting the fight, whitney hang in there be strong with ur dad and brother god will heal her 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Hi Babs, my sweet wife and I want to let you know that we have watched you on TV about every time. We are praying for you and have asked Jesus to put His Hands on you to feel better and walk again. We are so sorry this hapoened again. We will remember you in our prayers, your daughter, son and husband. We love you all. God Bless.
You Keep Rocking, Babs. Rooting for you all the way from Acworth, Ga….even if I’m originally from Queens, NY. Love, Mimi Hamilton
Thoughts and prayers go out to Babs. Hang in there!!!!
Babs you are one tough cookie and I am praying you come back stronger than ever! Pat Nocella
Prayers for you and your Family, you really remind me of my Mom !
Crazy Funny Babs!!!
Love your Out Look On Life! LOVE YOUR SENCE OF HUMOR. LOVE HOW YOU LOVE EVERYONE AND SEE ALLL THE GOOD IN FRIENDS FAMILY AND PEOPLE….AND THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR ANIMALS! YOU ARE THE BRIGHTNESS OF SUNSHINE AND THE LAUGTER AND LOVE THAT MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.! GET WELL SOON!
Your mom is the BEST. She’s beautiful, loving, and a real hoot. I love her and can’t wait to hear whenever she speaks. She’s a charming southern belle with a huge wink. Prayers to your entire family. WHITNEY, SHE LOVES YOU SO MUCH AND THAT LOVE NURTURED HER HEALING.
Dear sweet Whitney , the hardest decision we ever had to make was removing mamas feeding tube , even when she cried to remove it . I miss her terribly . She was ready to go to Heaven .
I watch your show regularly your parents are so special,Your Mother is such a sweet Lady,I lost my Mom from a stroke almost 2 years ago she was 89 years old,I’m so glad to hear your Mother is doing better,I hope and pray she continues to recover lots of Love to her and you and your family❤️
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