'Still Healing': ‘Little Women: Atlanta's Ms. Juicy Reveals Health Struggles After Stroke
Little Women: Atlanta star Ms. Juicy Baby is on the road to recovery after suffering a serious stroke in April, the star announced on Instagram.
On Friday (May 27), she posted a two-part video on the platform, stating she’s still healing and is not yet back to full strength. She’s in speech therapy and has to relearn “how to do a lot of things,” she says.
“I just wanted to let you guys know that I am back,” she says. “I’m not at 10 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.”
Ms. Juicy, 50, also detailed her hospital admission on April 28 after the stroke, which resulted in a brain bleed that led to memory loss.
She said she couldn’t remember anything and cannot drive at the moment. Among the things she has to relearn is brushing her teeth, “things we take for granted, that we think just come natural.”
In the second video, she detailed her intense recovery in the ICU, which included being fed through a tube and relearning how to swallow.
“I had to learn how to walk, learn how to talk, learn how to eat, learn how to swallow,” she says. “A lot of things.”
Ms. Juicy’s sister, Tanya Evans, began a crowdsourcing fund through GoFundMe. The GoFundMe would help with the $25,000 in medical bills that have been stacking up since her stroke in April.
Ms. Juicy expressed her gratitude for the contributions made to the GoFundMe account, noting she hasn’t been able to work, “so there’s no money coming in.”
As for her recovery, she’s taking things easy and is in no rush. “I’ll be back at 100 percent when the time is right. But I can’t push it and I can’t rush it. I love you guys.”