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Matt Brown Had a Very Good Reason for Skipping Season 9 of 'Alaskan Bush People'

By Anna Quintana

The Brown family is starting a new life on their 400-acre Washington homestead, but one member is missing from Alaskan Bush People

Oldest son Matt Brown won't be appearing on Season 9 of the Discovery Channel series after entering rehab for alcohol addiction. 

"It was his decision to drop everything and go fix what he hadn’t fixed,” dad Billy Brown told People magazine. "He’s fighting a hard road. He has for a long time. We just try to let him know that family’s here no matter what."

Mom Ami Brown, who recently won her battle with advanced lung cancer, revealed Matt was missed on the series. "We miss him a lot, but I don’t even want him to come back until he finishes this," she added. "We just hope he finds that happiness inside him again."