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‘Alaskan Bush’ Star Gabe ‘Bedridden For Weeks’ With Deadly Health Condition

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Alaskan Bush People star Gabe Brown is lucky to be alive!

In an exclusive interview with, Gabe, 28, revealed he was diagnosed with streptococcal virus several months ago, a bacterial infection which can be deadly if left untreated!

I was down for a while. It got pretty bad and I was bedridden for weeks,” Gabe told while attending his brother Noah’s wedding to new wife Rhain in Idaho on August 15.

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“I could barely make it ten feet without having to lie back down and there was a point where I thought that I might be like that forever!”

As previously reported, Gabe was forced to live away from the rest of his family while he was ill, so that he did not infect his cancer-stricken mother Ami Brown, 54, with his highly-contagious illness.

“Thank God that things heal and you get better," Gabe said. "I think I lost a lot of my physique, but I am sure that living on the new property will help me get a lot of that back. There is so much hard work to do on the property that it has helped me get strong again.”

Alaskan Bush People

Watch the entire trailer for season 8 of ‘Alaskan Bush People’, which premieres Sunday, August 19, at 9 p.m. on Discovery.

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