Gary Shirley is the ex-fiance of 16 & Pregnant/Teen Mom star, Amber Portwood and father of Leah Leann Shirley. While Amber Portwood continues to get get heat for her actions, Gary has emerged as a fan favorite Dad from the show. Recently, Gary opened up about his major health crisis.

Gary Shirly has also recently mended his relationship with Amber Portwood after months of feuding with the reality star. They reunited for a lunch date with their daughter Leah at Gary’s home. She snapped a photo with Gary as he smiled while holding a turkey club sandwich.

However, things aren’t going all well with Gary. The Teen Mom baby daddy revealed he’s getting major surgery on both wrists after suffering numbness in his hands. The Teen Mom OG star shared the news in an Instagram video with his six-year-old daughter Emilee on Thursday.

According to the video clip, Gary has carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a fairly common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.

The father-of-two said he’s having bilateral carpal tunnel surgery. In the procedure, both his wrists will be operated on under one session of general anesthesia. His ex Amber Portwood wished him a speedy recovery. Get well soon Gary!

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Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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