‘Tiger King’ star Jeff Lowe is reported to have suffered a massive stroke which had him clinging to life, and he believes someone may have poisoned him causing the near-fatal medical emergency.
According to the reports by TMZ, the Netflix documentary star, Jeff Lowe was found unresponsive in an Oklahoma casino by his wife, who called 911 and rushed him to a hospital.
Jeff’s wife, Lauren, found the reality star around 3 AM inside the WinStar World Casino where the couple was staying. At the time, she says “I thought he was dying in my arms,” as she waited for paramedics to arrive and render aid to her husband.
First responders rushed to Lowe’s aid and determined that he had suffered a massive stroke, and started treating him at the scene. But, it was determined he needed to be airlifted to a hospital in Denton, Texas to continue treating the medical emergency.
In the hospital, doctors reportedly ran a battery of tests to determine the cause of the near-fatal stroke but had a minimal explanation. This made Jeff’s wife very suspicious about an encounter earlier in the evening, before the episode.
In the hours before the medical emergency, Jeff Lowe and his wife were out on a dinner date when a strange man approached the table, claiming he knew them, but they didn’t recognize him. The guy even said he knew their favorite drink orders, and ordered a round. As a few ‘Tiger King’ fans gathered to take selfies with the famous documentary star, the man lingered near the table.
At this point, the family believes the mystery man may have spiked Jeff’s drink with something that could have caused the stroke.
After receiving word that Jeff’s blood and urine test came back negative for commonly used drugs, Lauren claims it could have been something more exotic. It’s literally ripped from the pages of a ‘Tiger King’ episode.
TMZ report also added that, Jeff Lowe now back at home recovering — after spending 3 days in the hospital — but Lauren says he’s still having difficulties with speech and coordination.