After struggling with his health for the past year and a half, Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si Robertson is about to have lung surgery. The 74-year-old patient is ecstatic about the approaching therapy and claims he will soon be back to filling everyone’s ears with his speech.
Si Robertson has admitted in several episodes of his podcast “Duck Call Room” that smoking is to blame, at least in part, for his poor lung health and breathing problems. Furthermore, he has COPD, which made the early 2021 COVID-19 diagnosis very alarming.
Later, he admitted that he was afraid he wouldn’t make it through COVID. His family and the other podcast co-hosts pointed out that he didn’t do everything he could to help himself.
The four men recount in the section titled “Uncle Si’s COVID-19 Story” how Si initially refused to go to the hospital and then, after being allowed home many days later, refused to take his prescription. This is all happening in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. He eventually caved and began to feel better as a result. In May 2022, he began to disclose his need for lung surgery.
Si mentions in Duck Call Room episode 146 that both lungs function normally when he takes a breath in. When he exhales, one of his lungs does not function properly, so he is set to have surgery to implant a device that will allow the underperforming lung to exhale the requisite amount of air.
Surgery is on the horizon.
“There are a few more things we need to do,” he writes in the email, “but it looks like I’m approved for lung surgery.” “At that moment, I’ll be able to stuff your ears with even more stories, all of which are guaranteed to be 95 percent correct.”