Donny Thompson from Big Brother 16 shares a health scare

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Big Brother fans enjoyed watched Donny Thompson play the game. Pic credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS

Chew your food.

That’s the message Big Brother alum Donny Thompson shared.

To be more specific, Donny said, “chew y’alls food really good,” from a hospital bed where he was preparing to go through a procedure.

Donny explained how he “was eating some chicken” at “90 miles an hour,” and it got stuck in his esophagus.

Donny couldn’t get the chicken to pass, forcing him to go to the hospital to have a specialist work on it.

The video depicts the same Donny from when he appeared on Big Brother 16. He is still very endearing in the video shared below and even wished everyone a “wonderful week” as he waited to be helped out.

Donny Thompson goes through a medical procedure

It was on June 30 when Donny had to make his hospital visit, and he talks about the ordeal in this video.

For Big Brother fans still trying to place him, he was a member of the BB16 cast in the summer of 2014.

That season featured Derrick Levasseur emerging as the winner, but the cast also included Cody Calafiore, Nicole Franzel, and Frankie Grande.

A twist during that season was for some of the houseguests to represent Team America and carry out tasks assigned by the fans. Donny was one of the players who took on that role.

Donny would finish the season in eighth place, but Big Brother fans voted for him to become America’s Favorite Houseguest.

Positive update from Donny Thompson

After his procedure, Donny popped on social media to let his followers know he was doing better.

Former houseguest Janelle Pierzina even stopped by to leave a note.

“Feel better Donny! Slow down on the chicken,” Janelle wrote.

“Thanks Janelle. I’ll get mama to cut it up into small pieces,” Donny jokingly replied.

Below are some additional messages of support from his followers that Donny also addressed.

Donny Thompson Messages
Messages of support were left for BB16’s Donny Thompson. Pic credit: @DonnyThompsonBB/Twitter

Big Brother news and notes

Fans are beginning to get ramped up for a new season of Big Brother.

The BB25 start date is August 2, with a new group of houseguests along for the ride.

Recently Big Brother 24 winner Taylor Hale spoke at length about the new season, which included sharing her hope to host a challenge this summer.

And to help celebrate the show reaching 25 seasons, a television special on CBS will showcase Big Brother alums from the past.

Big Brother 25 debuts on August 2 on CBS.

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Lonnie Sparhawk
Lonnie Sparhawk
6 months ago

Donny i enjoyed watching you and appreciate your faith. Id like to be just like you. Nothing but love from me ❤️