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    Jon Gosselin hospitalized after being bitten by venomous spider while asleep

    Jon Gosselin woke up in “excruciating pain” after he was bitten by a venomous brown recluse spider while sleeping.
    The “Jon & Kate Plus 8” alum was at home in Reading, Pa. when he was bitten by the dangerous arachnid and rushed himself to the hospital.



    Gosselin, 44, told The Sun that his leg ballooned to twice its size and he limped to his car to quickly seek out medical attention.
    “I was DJ-ing for the weekend in Philadelphia and I finally felt free,” the recently single reality star told the outlet.
    “It was my first real single weekend. I was totally ready to open up and meet new people and start fresh. But I woke after a night of music and fun and went to stand up only to fall back down on the bed. I was in excruciating pain.”
    Although Gosselin didn’t know it at the time, brown recluse bites can cause loss of limb or even death if not tended to quickly.



    “My first thought was ‘What now?’ I have had a rough year, my breakup was hard, then I got COVID, which was bad,” he added. “It was really weird because when I looked at my leg I realized it was twice the [normal] size and there’s a red-looking blister with a large red circle around it.”
    Gosselin 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.”
    The father of eight, who is currently on a road trip with his daughter Hannah, 17, said he had to call an exterminator to ensure the creepy crawly was gone.
    “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.”
    He added, “I went through days of severe pain and now the antibiotic is so strong it’s made me ill. I’m losing pounds again.”
    It certainly hasn’t been the best year for the former TLC reality star. He was hospitalized in January with a severe case of COVID-19, before calling it quits with long-time partnerColleen Conrad, 51, amid her cancer battle.
    Gosselin’s rep did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.


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    **shudders**

    I wouldn't want to go home till that sucker was found either.

    What this about splitting with his partner "amid her cancer battle"?
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    Jon Gosselin: Colleen Conrad and I broke up before her cancer battle

    Jon Gosselin and longtime girlfriend Colleen Conrad are over.
    The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star confirmed the breakup in an interview with the Sun, telling the outlet that he’s “incredibly sad” their relationship ended after becoming “fraught” earlier this year.
    “It’s hard, it was a big decision. We have been together for seven years, which is a long time, so it’s very upsetting,” he explained, insisting it had nothing to do with her breast cancer diagnosis.
    The couple officially broke up in February 2021 after trying therapy; Gosselin says Conrad was diagnosed in April.
    “It’s really hard to even talk about it,” Gosselin said. “When you’re with someone that long, especially in the public eye and she’s someone private.”
    “I still love and care for Colleen but we’ve both determined that it’s the natural end,” he added.
    Gosselin, 44, revealed they had “some struggles” amid the pandemic and “tried to push through them” to no avail. Their relationship hit rocky straits when Gosselin tested positive for COVID-19, during which he said Conrad was “super supportive.”
    The reality star-turned-DJ said Conrad’s cancer diagnosis came as a “huge shock” and said he’s standing by her side.
    The former couple dated for seven years before calling it quits.




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    ”It was heartbreaking and scary. I love Colleen, so I decided to stand by her and do the best I can, I cared for her regardless of the state of our relationship,” he shared. “I wanted to see it through and support her through her treatment and work through it all.”
    Gosselin says he’s using his health insurance from his IT job at Amazon to help cover her costs.
    “I have very good medical insurance; it covers the whole family, so I knew that would be the best option for her,” he said.
    It’s unclear whether the now-ex-couple are in a domestic partnership that would allow Gosselin to keep Conrad under his coverage. Page Six has reached out to his rep for clarification.
    Conrad revealed in an emotional Instagram post shared earlier this week that she’s been battling breast cancer and underwent a single mastectomy.


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    Headline rocks, Novice!

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    How much niacin did he take?!
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    There should not be any brown recluses in Philly. I think it is way out of their range. Also, you would have to have the spider. That is the only way you know you got bitten by one. That being said, in places that have them, they recommend you shake your clothes before putting them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    There should not be any brown recluses in Philly. I think it is way out of their range. Also, you would have to have the spider. That is the only way you know you got bitten by one. That being said, in places that have them, they recommend you shake your clothes before putting them on.
    The article said he was at home in Reading, PA when bit. We have tons of brown recluses up here in NEPA. *shudders*

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    “It’s really hard to even talk about it,” Gosselin said. “When you’re with someone that long, especially in the public eye and she’s someone private.”


    He's in "the public eye"? He might still be recognized in public by some, but since when has anyone given a shit about Jon Gosselin? If any stories are written about him, or photos taken, he probably notifies the press himself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charmed Hour View Post
    The article said he was at home in Reading, PA when bit. We have tons of brown recluses up here in NEPA. *shudders*
    Really? I checked a bunch of maps last night, and not a single one showed brown recluses in PA. That being said, a scientist who maintains a web site dedicated to spider myths said that there's no way anyone could properly identify a spider, even by sight, unless you also told him the location.

    https://www.burkemuseum.org/collecti...-recluses-bite

    Myth: "I just know the dreaded Brown Recluse spider is in my area. Why? Because people have been bitten by them!"

    Fact: Unless you live in the south-central USA (see map, below), where Loxosceles reclusa actually exists, human bite cases are reported from your area because of the incompetence of those reporting them, not because of actual spiders biting people. In the USA generally, there are hundreds of these cases reported each year, and at least 80% of them are false reports from areas where the spider supposedly responsible does not exist.
    "Brown recluse bite" has become medical shorthand for "this patient has a mysterious sore or lesion." In such areas as the Pacific coast states, it is safe to say that 100% of these reports are errors, and the vast majority (perhaps 95%) are not spider bite cases of any kind. It goes with the almost universally believed superstition, "if you didn't see what bit you, it was a spider." In reality, a variety of medical conditions (see this article) cause these mystery lesions, including lymphatic disorders, bacterial and fungal infections, and delayed-hypersensitivity allergic reactions — in addition to bites of ticks and other bloodsucking arthropods.
    For a detailed analysis of the "bite" misdiagnosis problem in California, which has reached major proportions, see Rick Vetter's excellent web page: Myth of the Brown Recluse. A list of publications in medical journals on the epidemic of "brown recluse" misdiagnosis is available on request. Another brown recluse myth follows.

    Brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa. Real distribution in 2002; real bites do not occur outside green area!

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    Maybe he took a trip down south and smuggled one back in his suitcase?

    We have those fuckers everywhere.

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    Those things are over ALL of NC. It freaks me out. I have the house treated every quarter. The brown recluse and the black widow are the only two we really have to worry about. The brown recluse is harder to identify for me, but thankfully the black widow is super distinctive. Haven't seen any in ages thankfully due to the treatments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Really? I checked a bunch of maps last night, and not a single one showed brown recluses in PA. That being said, a scientist who maintains a web site dedicated to spider myths said that there's no way anyone could properly identify a spider, even by sight, unless you also told him the location.

    https://www.burkemuseum.org/collecti...-recluses-bite

    Myth: "I just know the dreaded Brown Recluse spider is in my area. Why? Because people have been bitten by them!"

    Fact: Unless you live in the south-central USA (see map, below), where Loxosceles reclusa actually exists, human bite cases are reported from your area because of the incompetence of those reporting them, not because of actual spiders biting people. In the USA generally, there are hundreds of these cases reported each year, and at least 80% of them are false reports from areas where the spider supposedly responsible does not exist.
    "Brown recluse bite" has become medical shorthand for "this patient has a mysterious sore or lesion." In such areas as the Pacific coast states, it is safe to say that 100% of these reports are errors, and the vast majority (perhaps 95%) are not spider bite cases of any kind. It goes with the almost universally believed superstition, "if you didn't see what bit you, it was a spider." In reality, a variety of medical conditions (see this article) cause these mystery lesions, including lymphatic disorders, bacterial and fungal infections, and delayed-hypersensitivity allergic reactions — in addition to bites of ticks and other bloodsucking arthropods.
    For a detailed analysis of the "bite" misdiagnosis problem in California, which has reached major proportions, see Rick Vetter's excellent web page: Myth of the Brown Recluse. A list of publications in medical journals on the epidemic of "brown recluse" misdiagnosis is available on request. Another brown recluse myth follows.

    Brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa. Real distribution in 2002; real bites do not occur outside green area!
    I don't know, man. Our exterminator told me he encounters brown recluses in heated garages and out buildings pretty frequently out by us. We actually had a black widow nest in our garage a few years back, too. Spiders are an issue in the Poconos along with rattlers, massaugas and copperheads. I have several pics on my FB of venomous snakes and spiders on our property. *shudders*

    Interestingly, a neighbor nearly lost her arm below the elbow due to a spider bite. She was treated down in Philly at UPenn and they told her it was a brown recluse bite.

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    Disgusting little fuckers.

    When I was a kid (Cincinnati) my neighbor was messing with one, trying to trap it with his foot or something. It bit him and no one really thought anything of it until later when his leg from the knee down swelled to 2x its normal size. At least that's how it looked to my 12 year old eyes. But the fact that I remember it so vividly 40 years later says something, I guess.

    Thankfully logic prevailed and they took him to the emergency room. They saved his leg but it was a close call for awhile. IIRC he was in there for several days.

    I had never even heard of a brown recluse until that day. *shudder*
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    black widow nest in your garage??

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    Those fuckers have some gnarly nests. I’ve had a couple at my house in the first few years after I moved and I found one at my parents’ house one time. Black widows freak me out because they are so damn shiny. It’s so strange.
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