DEON Derrico has revealed that his mother Marian has returned to the hospital after her frightening Emphysema diagnosis.

The Doubling Down with the Derricos star has had a history of health issues after surviving lung cancer.

Deon, 50, took to Instagram on Monday to ask fans for their prayers in regards to his mother Marian, also known as GG.

The reality star shared a selfie alongside his mom with several of his kids in the background, alongside the message: “Sending positive Love, light, and energy to this beautiful woman… My mother, My Queen GG, My First Love!”

The TV personality’s friends and followers raced to the comments to share their support, urging the family to “stay strong” in the troubling time.

Marian has returned to the hospital as she continues to battle Emphysema.

Deon's mother has returned to the hospital

The 70-year-old has been featured on the TLC show several times, as she is often seen helping Karen take care of their 14 kids.

On August 3rd, Karen first revealed that her mother-in-law had been admitted to the hospital, as she asked fans for their support.

“Plz keep prayers coming in for GG @marian.derrico plz! She’s currently hospitalized and we need all prayer warriors to stand in agreement for Great health for her!!” she wrote on social media.

“Thank you all so much for those who have been praying! We love you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Prior to her hospital admittance, Deon expressed concern that his mother “hadn’t been feeling herself lately” on an episode of the show.

“I can tell that she’s out of breath, really over nothing. Just walking,” he explained.

“GG survived lung cancer about seven years ago. So now, I’m just, I’m wondering if there’s something else going on.” 


She's been battling Emphysema

Later in the episode, it was revealed that Marian was suffering from Emphysema.

“When the doctors said I had emphysema, I reacted the same way I reacted when they gave [me] the diagnosis of lung cancer,” GG shared in a confessional.

“I was so afraid when they initially gave the diagnosis, and I cannot control the fear that I go through. But whatever time that I have left, I want to live my life to the fullest.”

However, she reassured her family that she would fight for her life, telling Deon: “It ain’t like I’m getting ready to check out. I’m going to be here for a while.”

Later in August, Karen shared an update on GG’s condition as she claimed that fan prayers had “made a difference.”

“GG’s still in the hospital but we got some really great news today and we have a great plan of action for her,” she announced while her eyes welled up in tears.

The mother of 14 said GG was “up and alert”, adding: “We are extremely grateful for all of your love and support for GG.

“We just feel so blessed to be able to continue to share our GG with the world,” she closed.


In June of 2020, Deon, Karen, Marian, and all 14 kids tested positive for Covid.

The family was most concerned about baby Dawsyn, as she was the first to test positive.

“She’s beat pneumonia, the flu, two heart surgeries, what is this now?” Karen said about her small daughter after the diagnosis.

“My mouth dropped to the floor. I could not believe it. We have been doing everything under the sun to stay safe in this house.

“Not only does someone in this house have it, but the one we really don’t want to have it, tested positive,” she expressed.

The family also showed major concern for GG, who was at higher risk after surviving cancer.

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