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Bachelorette Star Diagnosed With Rare Disorder

J.P. Rosenbaum

Bachelorette alums Ashley Herbert and J.P. Rosenbaum took to Instagram Stories to share that the 42-year-old reality TV personality was recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

“Yeah, I had to Google that one too,” J.P. shared on his social media post, alongside a photo of him at the hospital.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rosenbaum’s diagnosis is a rare autoimmune disorder, in which a person’s immune system can cause damage to the nerves, weaken the muscles and some times cause paralysis.

“JP was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday,” Ashley captioned her Instagram Stories, alongside a photo of her husband. “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 posted several personal videos to Instagram Stories of him sharing his diagnosis and experience.

“Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it,” he continued in a following video. “Picking up my kids, can’t do it. Wiping your ass, maybe TMI, but might have Ashley assist on the next one.”

He added, “Can’t really believe it.”

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J.P. Rosenbaum explained that he may need to be in the hospital for a few more days, while doctors continue to monitor and work out his symptoms. “I know there’s lot of physical therapy in my future.”