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Billy Brown Reveals Secrets Of His 'Alaskan Bush People' Medical Scare

Life out in bush is about to seriously change.

In the last episode of Alaskan Bush People, Billy Brown suffered from a serious seizure that left him unable to continue with much of his bush-life activities.

Now, can exclusively reveal that the 62-year-old family patriarch has left the bush and is currently in the mainland undergoing medical testing.

"We're in Seattle," Brown told Radar. "I'm still doing medical."

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Unfortunately, doctors don't have a diagnosis for Brown yet.

"We are still in the middle of that to be honest with you right now," he said. "I'm being poked and prodded and tested and they just keep on and on and on."

For Brown, the seizures began years ago after a major medical situation.

"The seizures have been going on since my coma, and what happened is they started progressing and lasting a lot longer, getting harder," he explained.

Doctors also never uncovered what caused Brown to go into a coma in the first place.

"They never found out," he recalled. "I was simply fine one day. I started that day thinking I was getting sick, but I wasn't sick. And then I simply just fell over one day."

"I was in a coma for eight days," he continued. "Everything shut down: my kidneys, my lungs. My brain swelled to like 75%. They literally thought that I would be child-like if I did wake up. It was really bad thing that we've been fighting for almost 10 years now."

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Unfortunately, lately Brown's mystery medical condition has been intensifying.

"I've had a kidney problem added to that," he said. "It's one of those things that you might not want to go to doctors because they find out stuff."

So the family has left Brown Town to go with their father to get medical testing.

"The family was pretty persistent that we try to get something done and that's what we are doing now," Brown said.

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As for returning to the Alaskan frontier, Brown is still not sure what his future holds.

"We don't know yet," he confessed. "It's got us a little depressed. We don't know because all of a sudden there are things that you can't get in the bush that I am possibly going to have to have."

"To be honest, everything is really up in the air right now," Brown added. "We just don't know. We're doing a lot of praying right now and hoping that we can continue our lifestyle."

A special episode of Alaskan Bush People airs on Discovery Wednesday at 8 PM ET.



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