Little People, Big World star Matt Roloff said he’s “back in action” after a serious issue arose during a routine medical visit.
The 61-year-old patriarch of the Roloff family revealed on May 22 that his scheduled endoscopy had unexpected complications.
Senior Roloff says on Instagram that he had a tough week “when things didn’t go as planned” and that the doctor informed his fiancee Caryn Chandler of certain medical issues. “Turns out i have some unexpected twists n turns leading down to the stomac(h). good news is …i didn’t need the computer chip and monitor installed! scary news is more work to be done. worst news is i had to take a few days off working and lay low..”
The esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine) can be examined during an upper endoscopy, as described by the National Institutes of Health.
The treatment is essential for diagnosing digestive tract disorders like acid reflux, stomach ulcers, and celiac disease.
Roloff said, “Back in action today!” without going into detail about the “more work” that needs to be done.
The father of four instantly received well wishes and encouragement from his legion of devoted followers.
One user writes, “Never a fun ride to the hospital to only stay there— You’ll fly through the next visit though, too! Keep well buddy!” Another cyber citizen asked for further information: “Hey Matt, I wanted to thank you for sharing this and keeping us up-to-date and posted what’s going on so you said you’re back in action today does that mean you’re all better? What exactly were you diagnosed with?”
Additionally, one user said, “Thoughts to your kids, always stressful when your parent has complications like this. Hopefully this will help mend some bridges and extend some olive branches.”
The user is referencing the season 22 drama between Matt and his son Zach on the TLC series Little People, Big World.
Frustrated viewers couldn’t understand the senior Roloff’s decisions, which made it hard for his son to buy the family land.
Matt posted a photo of Jacob, Isabel, and Zach’s son alongside the caption, “I caught up a bit on recent social media posts … it’s very apparent that people are frustrated and angrier then normal. I understand. But getting on the internet and being a mean person is no way to live your life.”
“We want to be somewhere that we can see our family a long time and where we’re at right now is not that place.” Zach remarked in a Season 23 episode, referring to the farm where he plans to raise his three children.
Josiah, Zach’s one-year-old son, seems to have helped mend the rift between his father and grandfather.
“What a whirlwind month. I can’t believe April is already over,” Matt writes on his Instagram, along with a photo of him and his son Jeremy. “Life is wonderful but always moving sooo fast. Today we celebrated Josia’s 1st birthday—- are you kidding me. Never mind April… where did the past year go??”
Even still, viewers of the show and of the Roloff family have made their displeasure with Matt clear.
In honor of his twins’ 33rd birthday on May 11, Matt shared a sweet flashback photo of his four children, Zach (now 33), Jeremy (now 33), Molly (now 29), and Jacob (now 26), having fun in the world-famous pumpkin patch at Roloff Farm.
“Happy Birthday to my Twin boys @jeremyroloff and @zroloff07 I bet you don’t remember your first mule ride off the farm down Groveland Road.” Matt continues in his post, “Zach having a ball. Jer thought he was driving in London (ie wrong side of the road). Happy birthday!!! Enjoy this trip down memory lane. I have so many fun clips to share.”
Some fans used the opportunity to criticize the father, but the vast majority responded with well wishes and praise.
One writes, “So you make money off of your children in order to be on a show for the majority of their lives, cheat them out of their childhood dreams of staying on the farm, want them to pay a ridiculous price to even remain on the farm, cheat on your wife with an employee, build a new home with your new girlfriend on the farm and wanting to sell the home your kids grew up in. Solid dad lol.” One user, defending Matt, added to the post, “Mind your business. What goes on is between him and his family.” She adds, “Matt has done a lot of back breaking work and dedication on that farm before they had the show and whatever issues they had is none of your business.”
The Roloffs probably won’t take this update too well. But we support Matt Roloff and wish him the best of luck.
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We know there have been some serious problems at home, but please give Matt all the love and support he needs while he recovers, especially at this time!