He was bitten by the creature while he was asleep in his bed at home in Reading, Pennsylvania and woke up in "excruciating pain."
Jon Gosselin woke up one morning and noticed his leg had quadrupled in size, as he told The Sun exclusively, “I was DJ-ing for the weekend in Philadelphia and I finally felt free. It was my first real single weekend. I was totally ready to open up and meet new people and start fresh.”
“But I woke after a night of music and fun and went to stand up only to fall back down on the bed. I was in excruciating pain. My first thought was ‘What now?’ I have had a rough year, my breakup was hard, then I got Covid which was bad,” he said.
“It was really weird because when I looked at my leg, I realized it was twice the size and there’s a red-looking blister with a large red circle around it. It kind of looked like a cigarette burn, but really raised.”
“The doc immediately knew the pain was from a brown recluse, which is a deadly spider. My entire leg had swollen up from the cellulitis,” he continued. If not treated promptly, brown recluse spider bites may result in limb loss or even death.
“The doctor told me that I was lucky to come in because if you don’t treat this you can lose limbs or die from a bacterial infection. I just wish I knew where the spider was so I can take my revenge.”
He added, “I went through days of severe pain and now the antibiotic is so strong it’s made me ill. I’m losing pounds again.”
Gosselin then claims his health has improved throughout his hospital stay, “It’s finally healing after a week and the swelling has improved and the pain is just where the bite is rather than my entire leg,” and later stated, “Let’s face it, it hasn’t been my year.”
It is indeed a rough year for the former reality tv personality because back in January, he was sent to the hospital with a serious case of COVID-19 before calling it split with long-time girlfriend Colleen Conrad who was battling cancer at the time.