In an exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot, Shannon is gearing up to leave her home in Hampton, Georgia, to head to California for her scheduled skin removal surgery.
She gets a call from her manager, Gina, who demands to know how much she weighs.
“I’m at 190 [lbs.],” responds Shannon.
“If you gain 1 lb. you won’t be able to have the surgery,” warns Gina.
“This time Gina, you’re just going to have to trust me,” says Shannon, before calling out to her 11-year-old daughter Alana, best known to fans as “Honey Boo Boo,” and 17-year-old daughter Lauryn, a.k.a. “Pumpkin.”
The sisters bring their mom’s suitcase downstairs, and Shannon immediately starts tearing up.
“This has been a long journey for me, and my kids are part of giving me a second chance in this whole transformation,” she admits.
“I’m always emotional when I leave the girls,” she adds. “I’m going to be leaving them for three weeks, and going into this surgery without them by my side is going to be really hard.”
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“Give me a hug,” says Shannon, squeezing Pumpkin tightly. “I’m going to miss you! I love you.”
She then turns to Honey Boo Boo and gives her a long hug, crying into the top of her head.
“Did you get snot in my hair?!” says the tween with a laugh.
“Alright, come on, your car is here,” says Pumpkin. “You’re going to be all skinny now!”
Mama June: From Not to Hot airs Fridays (10 p.m. ET) on WE tv.