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Source: Travel Channel

'Mountain Monsters' Star John "Trapper" Tice Reveals Why He Hasn't Been on the Show

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After an 18-month hiatus, Mountain Monsters finally returned for a sixth season on August 21, but fans received some startling news from AIMS (Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings) team leader John "Trapper" Tice.

The West Virginian revealed that his health has declined significantly. "I’m facing up to dying. I got to," the 72-year-old told co-stars Buck and Huckleberry at his home. "That’s what’s happening to me. I’m dying." Scroll down for more details about Trapper’s condition.

What happened to Trapper on Mountain Monsters?

In 2015, the U.S. veteran suffered a blood clot in his leg, leading to a series of problems that kept him off the show. When Huckleberry asked if doctors were able to fix any of his issues on the most recent episode, Trapper admitted that the future looks pretty grim.