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Mama June Speaks Out About Anna Cardwell

Photo Credits: June Shannon/Instagram and Anna Cardwell/Instagram

Though under tragic circumstances, Mama June is back in the public eye. Fans are worried about the reality TV star’s mental state regarding her daughter Anna’s sudden death. June Shannon, also known as Mama June, addressed her fans in a heartfelt post about her loss and the difficulties she has been having since Anna passed away.

Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell passed away at the age of 29 on December 9, 2023. The “Honey Boo Boo” fan base and beyond are reeling from her unexpected passing. Mama June posted about her grief on social media months after the tragic loss.

Her recent TikTok video was set to an audio clip of “I Am Not OK” by Jelly Roll. She said in her moving message that she’s having trouble accepting the loss.


@Jelly Roll and @Bunnie Xo 🪄 this song is gold u dont realize how mich it has helped me on the days tht are rougj for me thanks #grief #cancersucks #mamajune #itsohktonotbeoh k #lifeitsfair

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“I have been struggling with [Anna] almost on daily n this song has helped so much I listen to it when I have days life it’s rainbows losing a child is the toughest thing I have faced in my life,” June said in the post’s caption. 

Many people related to her honesty about the grieving process since she posted about the emotional rollercoaster she is experiencing. June clearly loves Anna, even in the face of difficulties. Fans can sense the depth of her sadness, and this close bond makes the loss much more devastating.

Fans and acquaintances alike have showered the Shannon family with support following Anna’s passing. “I’m glad you and Anna were able to reconcile before her passing,” said one comment. “I am so sorry for your loss.”

“I’m 3 years in and some days it feels like yesterday and you can’t breathe and some days I can smile and laugh,” said another. “It never gets better honestly but faking you’re ok becomes easier.”

A Call For Compassion

Anna passed away at June’s home after losing her battle with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma, a rare but aggressive adrenal gland cancer. She was diagnosed with the cancer less than a year before her death. Unfortunately, a stint with chemotherapy didn’t help.

For June and her family, going forward without Anna seems impossible. She is still committed, nevertheless, to paying tribute to her daughter. Her will to find a means to get by after such a big loss is evident in her recent post.

Despite being quite a controversial figure in the reality TV world, June deserves understanding and sympathy regarding this particular tragedy. Behind her public face, she reminded everyone, is a bereaved mother attempting to make sense of an unfathomable loss. Kindness is important; you never know what someone is going through.

Anna’s death has surely permanently altered the Shannon family. Love for her child and the support of her followers will surely be vital to her recovery process as she works through this difficult period.

“Mama June: Family Crisis” will return later this month.

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