Little Women: Atlanta star Ms. Juicy Baby has spoken out publicly for the first time since she suffered a stroke last month.
In a series of videos uploaded to her Instagram account on Saturday, the reality star told fans she’s doing better, but still faces many challenges.
“I just wanted to let you guys know that I am back,” she shared. “I’m not at 100 percent, but I am still healing. This is a video to let all my fans, all my supporters, to let you guys know that I have been released from the hospital. I am at home.”
She added that she’s been undergoing treatment at a rehabilitation clinic, and thanked everyone for their prayers, calls, texts and messages of support on social media.
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Ms. Juicy, whose full name is Shirlene King Pearson, then gave further details about the type of stroke that she suffered. She said she had a brain bleed, which can cause memory loss and “different things for different people.”
She also revealed that she had to relearn how to swallow, walk and talk due to the severity of the stroke.
In a second video on Instagram, Ms. Juicy gave more details about her recovery and asked fans to “keep praying” for her.
She also mentioned the GoFundMe page started by her sister Tanya Evans and thanked everyone who has donated. On Monday morning, the page had reached $18,000 of its $25,000 goal.
“There is only one way to do and one way to go now, and that is up,” she said later in the video as she fought back tears.
Ms. Juicy has been on the Lifetime reality series Little Women: Atlanta since its premiere in 2016. She appeared as a recurring cast member in the first season before becoming a main cast member in season 2.