As of Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, seven-year-old beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson gestures during an interview in her home in McIntyre, Ga. The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of Thompson. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
The stars of TLC's hit country reality series, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" are recovering from a car accident on Monday evening.
June Shannon AKA Mama June released a statement on Tuesday in which she says the family members are feeling "sore" and thanks fans for their support.
See the statement below:
"As many of you have heard we were in a car accident last night. It was really scary for us, since it was the first time any of us had ever been in a wreck. We are definitely really sore today, but our top priority is to celebrate Pumpkin's birthday. She turned 14 today and no matter how sore we feel we are going to go out and celebrate. As always we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes."
TMZ reported that June, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and older sisters Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon and Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon were all passengers in the car driven by patriarch, Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.
The family's car was allegedly hit by a truck that sped through a red light and hit them while making a turn at an intersection.
The family was taken to a local Georgia hospital. On Tuesday, Lauryn told TMZ that "Sugar Bear has a contusion on his back, Mama June has a back and neck sprain, Honey Boo Boo hit her head against a passenger window and has a headache, and Pumpkin herself has severe chest bruises and is having panic attacks."
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" returns to TLC with its new season on Jan. 16. An individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap that TLC was not shooting at the time of the accident.