In 2016, Shannon underwent gastric surgery and lost more than 300 pounds, which was turned into a reality show. At first, it started out lighthearted and focused on her struggles to not regain the weight, but over time, her issues with drugs took center stage. She was arrested for drug possession in 2019.
Shannon said she’s helping others now recover from addiction.
“We’re trying to redeem our kids,” she said. “It’s a process.”
WHERE TO WATCH
“Mama June: Road to Redemption,” 9 p.m. Fridays, WE-TV