photo by Ray Tharaldson all rights reserved 2014
By MICHAEL ROTHMAN
Jep Robertson is recovering from a near-fatal seizure, the "Duck Dynasty" star says.
"Well, I about died this past Sunday [Oct. 19] ... I'm doing much better now. Thanks for all the prayers! #seizuresuck #gladtobealive," Robertson, 36, tweeted Saturday.
The hashtag "glad to be alive" is what got the attention of fans and readers.
The reality star's family released a statement to E! News, saying "Earlier this week while deer hunting, Jep suffered from a seizure. Thankfully, he was in the stand with friends, and [his brother] Willie was at the hunting camp when it occurred so he was by his side in a matter of minutes."
The statement added that Robertson was taken to the hospital and treated.
"He is doing well now, but is still in the hospital for additional tests and observation and he is being treated with antibiotics to cover a range of possible infections believed to have caused the seizure," it continued, not citing the cause of the seizure.
Jep hasn't lost his sense of humor, though, and posted a picture on Twitter of him posing like actor Steven Segal in one of his movies.