Mama June eventually agreed to enter a treatment center… and lasted less than one day.
Mama June Shannon’s family wants her to get back to her old self again.
During the season finale of "Mama June: From Not to Hot," Mama June’s family staged an intervention in the hopes of getting her help. Although it seemed hopeful at first, it didn’t work out as June ended up getting arrested on drug possession charges.
Here’s how it all went down.
Mama June’s daughter’s Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Jessica, and niece Amber went to her sister Doe Doe’s house to confront Mama June. When she entered the house, Doe Doe said, "today is your intervention."
"If this intervention doesn’t work, she’s mentally going to have an actual breakdown," Pumpkin told the cameras, before addressing her mom.
"Physically, it’s like you don’t care about your health," she said. "I’m concerned about you. We care about you. Alana cares about you, Jessica cares about you, Doe Doe cares about you and it’s like everybody’s trying to get you back healthy and you have tunnel vision and the only person you see is [June’s boyfriend] Geno."
Alana, who was sitting on the couch, began to cry as she told Mama June she had been living with Pumpkin because she was scared to be in the house as her.
"I swear to God mama it’s not by choice," she said through tears. "I would love to come home and stay with you, tell you about my day, but I can’t do that because I’m scared. I’m scared to stay at your house."
After a brief silence, Mama June responded and said she didn’t want to discuss the matter on camera and left the house. Psychiatrist Dr. Ish and the show’s Executive Producers Adam and Moriah intervened and chased after her. June then admitted she’s not the same person she used to be.
"Just ask Geno how many times I sit there and cry to him and be like, ‘I hate my f–king self. I want to f–king kill the person that I am now.’ Because I don’t know who I am," she said. "I don’t know if I want to ‘kill myself’ kill myself or I want to kill the person that has took over my body."
Mama June eventually agreed to enter an in-patient treatment center and the family all drove her to a facility in North Carolina. Less than a day after she reluctantly checked herself in, June left the facility.
"After only 12 hours, June checks herself out," the show explained. "Geno picks her up. Their whereabouts are unknown."
Two days later, Mama June and her Geno were arrested on drug possession charges at an Alabama gas station after someone called to report a domestic incident between the two, TMZ reported at the time. June allegedly had crack cocaine and had a pipe and needle on her and was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Geno was arrested on the same charges as well as domestic violence and harassment.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Geno threatened to "kill" June during the domestic dispute.
Pumpkin recalled the events in the episode, "As soon as Geno got Mama from the treatment center, I knew it was over from there. Mama just got charged with possession of crack cocaine, which is a felony."
"Since Mama June got arrested in Alabama, she has to stay there until she goes to court," Doe Doe added.
Although Geno was ordered to stay away from June, the show revealed, "June and Geno check into an Alabama Hotel and Casino together. They remain in Alabama together."
"June remains in Alabama," the show added. "According to June, she’s not allowed to leave the state until after her hearing. She could face several years of jail time."
At the end of the episode, the family all gathered together to talk about Mama June in happier times as well as record messages for her.
Alana, who now has Pumpkin as her legal guardian, said, "I really hope this is rock bottom for mama because once you hit rock bottom, there’s no more going deeper — you can only go up. I really hope mama’s just thinking ‘I just got arrested. I need to get it together. I need to get my shit together.’ If this isn’t her wake-up call. I could possibly lose her forever."
Pumpkin added, "As of right now, my hopes for mama is honestly for her to get it together and her to leave Geno and just all-in-all get herself back to where she once was."
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