TLC’s My 600-Lb Life follows the incredible true stories of morbidly obese people trying to lose weight and turn their lives around. One of the memorable stories featured in the hit reality series is that of Donald, who fans first saw back in 2012. But what happened to Donald when the cameras stopped rolling?
According to The Cinemaholic, Donald Shelton appeared in the very first season of My 600-Lb Life weighing 675 pounds. In addition to struggling with food, Donald Shelton was also addicted to amphetamines, and both problems had a profound effect on his self-confidence and overall well-being. In a serious effort to lose weight and change his damaging lifestyle, Donald travelled to Texas to start Dr. Now’s weight loss program.
As reported by Distractify, Donald Shelton was doing well throughout the program and lost a whopping 300 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. However, there were a few bumps along the way and Donald later received a life-changing diagnosis.
Where Is Donald Shelton From ‘My 600-lb Life’ Now?
After a gastric bypass operation, Donald Shelton began to have difficulty walking. After checking himself into hospital, he later fell into a coma. According to Distractify, doctors eventually diagnosed Shelton with a rare and potentially life-threatening condition known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. According to InTouch Weekly, the condition left Donald Shelton too weak to walk and he began using a wheelchair.
After the bombshell diagnosis, Shelton gained 200 pounds. Despite the setback, however, he was determined to repeat his “My 600-Lb Life” success. As of 2019, Donald Shelton was single and still living in Texas. If his active social media pages are any indication, it looks like he’s lost weight once again. “You look great..You are a way to show the world what determination is,” wrote one Facebook friend. “What a transformation! It’s an amazing journey but changing your lifestyle is tough. I’m so proud of you!”, another added.