‘Bachelorette’ Alum J.P. Rosenbaum Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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Bachelorette alum J.P. Rosenbaum has been diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder.

Rosenbaum and his wife, Ashley Hebert, announced the news about his diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome on social media on Sunday.

“JP was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday,” his wife posted alongside a photo of the 42-year-old reality TV star lying in a hospital bed. “He is in treatment and doing well. It may be a long road to full recovery, but we are so grateful to everyone that has helped us get to a speedy diagnosis and treatment.”

Rosenbaum also shared via Instagram Stories about how his experience has been “very surreal and humbling and crazy, rare.”

“Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it,” he said in his Instagram Stories video explaining the rare autoimmune disorder. Guillain-Barré syndrome causes a person’s own immune system to damage its nerves, resulting in muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.

“Picking up my kids, can’t do it. Wiping your a–, maybe TMI, but might have Ashley assist on the next one,” Rosenbaum added.

He also shared that he will be spending the next few days in the hospital so doctors can monitor his symptoms, followed by “lots of physical therapy.”

Rosenbaum and Hebert met on season 7 of The Bachelorette and tied the knot in December 2012 in a ceremony officiated by Chris Harrison. The couple recently celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary and Rosenbaum shared a sentimental Instagram post about his wife to his fans.

“7 years down, probably about 3-4 more to go. Happy anniversary to the woman responsible for all the love and happiness in this picture (and basically all my pictures for the last 7 years),” the reality TV star captioned a photo.

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Brittany R

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