Matt Roloff of Little People, Big World is out of the hospital after suffering complications from a ‘routine’ procedure
Matt Roloff of Little People, Big World is out of the hospital after suffering complications from what was supposed to be a ‘routine’ procedure.
The reality star, 61, whose son Zach underwent emergency brain surgery in February, explained it all in a photo posted on social media of him lying in a hospital bed on Monday.
‘Last week was a bit rough,’ he began.
‘Went in for what l thought was routine upper endoscopy to check out my esophagus.
According to the Mayo Clinic, an upper endoscopy ‘is a procedure used to visually examine the upper digestive system.’
On the mend: Matt Roloff is on the mend following complications from what he said was supposed to be a’routine upper endoscopy to check out my esophagus.’ The Little People, Big World star did not go into detail about what those complications were
‘This is done with the help of a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube.
‘When things don’t go as planned,’ Matt continued, ‘and the Doc tells Caryn “we had some complications.”‘
Caryn Chandler is the Roloff Farms owner’s fiancée.
They got engaged in April and announced the news on social media with a photo of Caryn wearing a large diamond engagement ring.
‘Turns out I have some unexpected twists n turns leading down to the stomach,’ he explained.
Matt didn’t explain exactly what the complications were but seemed to be approaching the problem with a positive attitude.
‘Good news is … I didn’t need the computer chip and monitor installed!,’ he said
‘Scary news is more work to be done. worst news is i had to take a few days off working and lay low.. Back in action today!’
Matt’s fans were quick to post their well wishes for his recovery.
‘Get well soon Matt!!,’ commented many of his online friends.
‘Sorry to hear this Matt. But lots of prayers coming your way for a fast recovery and diagnosis❤️.’
The long running LPBW has been on TLC since 2006, following the Roloff family which included Matt and his then wife Amy, 60, and their three children: twins Zach and Jeremy, 33, and daughter Molly, 29.
The plot thickens: ‘Turns out I have some unexpected twists n turns leading down to the stomach,’ he explained without deliving into what his health issues were. The 61-year-old got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Caryn Chandler (pictured), in April
Episodes: The long running LPBW has been on TLC since 2006, following the Roloff family which included Matt and his then wife Amy, 60 and their three kids. The most recent seasons have focused more on Zach, his wife Tori and their growing family
Rental: Fans who want to visit the Roloff Farm in Helvetia, Oregon to take in their annual pumpkin festival can now extend their visit. Matt is now offering short term rentals of the main house on the property
Zach, unlike his siblings, was born with the same dwarfism as his parents, and the most recent seasons have focused on him and his growing family.
However, in a question and answer session on Instagram in December 2022, Zach’s wife Tori, said ‘I think our time is definitely coming to a close, but we’re trying to enjoy it while it’s here,’ when asked how much longer she thought they would be on the show.
The mom of three explained she didn’t appreciate ‘all the misconceptions people have of us and our family because they only get to see what TLC shows them.’
Fans who want to visit the Roloff Farm in Helvetia, Oregon to take in their annual pumpkin festival can now extend their visit. Matt is now offering short term rentals of the main house on the property.