Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott’s sibling has been battling a mysterious health crisis, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The HGTV stars’ older brother, J.D., revealed in a heart wrenching video posted to his Facebook on July 8 that he has been battling terrifying symptoms for 14 months.
The black sheep brother, who has flown under the radar as his brothers skyrocketed to fame with their hit HGTV show, sat alongside his fiancée, Annalee Belle, in the video above to announce his health struggles with fans.
“I was extremely sensitive to heat,” J.D. explained. “So what they call it is hypersensitive. It’s not like I would get a little bit sweaty. I wasn’t even actually hot. Anything over 69 or 70 degrees, I would suddenly feel like my skin is on fire. I would start passing out.”
Jonathan and Drew’s sibling said he’s met with multiple kinds of doctors, including two neurologists, to get to the root of the problem. J.D. was initially diagnosed with lupus, which was ruled out and replaced with a diagnosis of two brain aneurisms. Months later, the married couple learned the latter was also a misdiagnosis.
Additional symptoms include J.D. experiencing a “crawly” feeling “on my skull,” he explained.
The symptoms are so “crazy” that at times they feel “life-threatening,” his fiancée added.
At one point in May, J.D.’s symptoms were so bad that he began preparing for his death.
“That began the whole process because that event there was so bad that I thought I was dying actually,” J.D. said. “I was preparing all my estate and I was writing out passwords for Annalee.”
J.D. works for his twin brothers’ production company called Scott Brothers Entertainment. Luckily, thanks to the show, J.D. met a doctor by chance who ended up helping him more than the others.
After testing, J.D. learned he was suffering from a “pretty severe infection.” This caused him to change his entire diet by eliminating certain foods.
“It’s gotten progressively better and better,” J.D. said. “It’s not all better by some stretch. But this sort of thing does take time and that’d the kind of indication you need.”