It’s been quite a journey watching Travis “T-Bone” Turner on Bone Collector but it seems like this is the end for this extremely talented hunter. In late 2021, Travis was diagnosed with an extremely fast-growing malignant cancer, and the only way to get rid of it was to amputate his leg!
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What Happened To Travis “T-Bone” Turner From Bone Collector?
It was February 1, 2022, when Travis “T-Bone” Turner first revealed the devastating news via IG and FB that he was having a leg amputation surgery.
According to him, he went to a hospital in July 2021 to treat an infected tick bite. And while he was there, the star also asked an ER doctor about the knot on his right shin. Since the knot was roughly the size of a grape, the doctor told him it was likely nothing but to keep an eye on it.
By next month the knot had grown to the size of a golf ball, and he was immediately referred to a general surgeon. Furthermore, when the turn for his examination arrived, the knot was even bigger with two additional knots beside it.
And when the knot finally grew to the size of a tennis ball and was “busting through the skin and bleeding,” the doctors knew they needed to perform a biopsy.
10 days after the biopsy, Travis was informed that he had fibrosarcoma, a rare form of extremely fast-growing malignant cancer. In addition, it was so larger and intertwined that it was impossible to remove all of cancer by removing the tumors.
Thus, he was prompted to amputate his leg.
The surgery then took place on the first week of Feb 2022, and by the second week, Travis was on the recovery road. “Just a quick update. The surgery went well. My leg stump is sore. But still in great spirits and feel good other than that,” Travis updated his fans on Feb 9, via FB post.
Travis “T-Bone” Turner Weight Today
Travis “T-Bone” Turner was reportedly over 136 kg (300 lbs) as of 2022. However, after the leg amputation surgery, he must have lost a certain amount of weight.
If you don’t know, this isn’t Travis’s first surgery. Back in late 2004, he underwent stomach bypass surgery, after which his weight steadily declined from 247 kg (544 lbs) to 227 kg (501lbs) on Oct. 20, and down to 172 kg (379 lbs) on April 30, 2005.
Who Is Travis “T-Bone” Turner Wife?
Travis “T-Bone” Turner’s wife Michelle Turner is a teacher who reportedly worked at Coweta County School in Coweta County, Georgia.
The two were married back on December 23, 2003, after dating for over 2 and a half years. And even as of 2022, the lovebirds were still going strong, with Travis never shying away from flaunting her over his socials.
On Michelle’s 39th birthday (i.e on June 8, 2019), Travis took it to his FB to write, “Happy Birthday to my lovely wife Michelle. My ride or die, a partner in crime, baby mama. Main squeeze, better half, anchor of the homestead.”
Talking about their kids, Travis and Michelle welcomed their son named Archer on September 28, 2005. And yes, the name “Archer” comes from their obsession with the archery thing.
Travis “T-Bone” Turner Net Worth
Travis “T-Bone” Turner garnered a net worth of under $700 thousand by 2022.
An archery guru and hunter, Travis first made his mark in the hunting world after winning the 1991 ASA Archery World Championship. At the time, he was also working as the owner and manager of one of the largest archery shops in Georgia. And with the win, he was able to make long-standing relationships with companies such as Realtree, Hoyt, Bone Collector, and Whitetails Unlimited.
The guy then went on to work as a bow technician for national celebrities and pro athletes. Finally, in 2008, he received an invitation from Michael Waddell to join his dream team of Bone Collector and got shot to the international limelight.
Besides these, Travis also was working as a spokesman for Whitetails Unlimited.
To mention his qualifications, Travis is an ASA and APA certified professional archer who is a 4-time Georgia State Cham. He is well-versed in wildlife management, has a great reputation in the outdoor industry, and owned “TboneOutdoors.com.”
Travis “T-Bone” Turner Age
Travis “T-Bone” Turner was 41 years of age when he had his leg amputated in 2022.
He receives his birthday wishes on August 8, making him of the Leo zodiac.
Who Are Travis “T-Bone” Turner Parents?
Travis’s parents were hunters too. His dad was a fireman in Dayton, but the family then had to move to Atlanta when he was transferred. And that was where Travis learned how to hunt.
Out of all the people that influenced him, Travis said that his dad was his number one icon. “He took me squirrel hunting and fishing when I was 4 or 5 years old. He bought me my first bow for getting good grades when I was 9 or 10,” the star explained.
Unfortunately, Travis’s lost his mother to cancer in 2020.
Where Is Travis “T-Bone” Turner From?
Travis was born in Dayton, Ohio, and grew up in Atlanta.
As of 2022, he resided in Hogansville, GA, with his wife and son.
Is Travis “T-Bone” Turner On Instagram?
Yes, here’s his IG @tboneoutdoors.
How Tall Is Travis “T-Bone” Turner?
Travis is a 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm) big-framed guy.