Herbert announced the unfortunate news on his Instagram on Sunday (December 8). “JP was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday,” she wrote in her Instagram Stories along with a photo of the 42-year-old resting from his hospital bed. “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 also took to his Instagram Stories to describe the news of his “very surreal and humbling and crazy, rare” diagnosis. “Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it,” he added. “Picking up my kids, can’t do it. Wiping your a—, maybe TMI, but might have Ashley assist on the next one. Can’t really believe it.”
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which the immune system attacks the nerves. Symptoms may begin as signs of weakness or a tingling in the feet and legs that eventually spread to the upper body, causing muscular pain, and during which paralysis can occur.
Luckily, Herbert and Rosenbaum acted on the disease early enough to begin the recovery process. The diagnosis came days after the lovebirds celebrated their wedding anniversary earlier this week.
The couple, who met on the seventh season of The Bachelorette in 2011, married the following year in December. They share two children, 5-year-old son Fordham, and 3-year-old daughter Essex.
We're wishing Rosenbaum a safe and speedy recovery.
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