'Alaskan Bush People' Star Shares Sad News, Please Send Prayers

September 26, 2018Sep 26, 2018

It has been a rough year for the Brown Family. The stars of the Alaskan Bush People have dealt with their mother, Ami's advanced lung cancer battle, several moves, and now a return to rehab.

Matt Brown, one of the stars of the show, has entered rehab for alcohol abuse for the second time.

“I struggle with substance abuse, and after a year of ups and downs, I decided to return to treatment,” the eldest Brown son told PEOPLE. “I’m really grateful for everyone’s support and hope to have my life back on track soon.”

The Discovery reality star, 36, first entered rehab in the spring of 2016.

After his first rehab stint, Brown explained why he decided to go to rehab: “I could see myself spiraling. I was more withdrawn. I was slower. Things didn’t excite me the way they used to.”

The family, who now live in rural Washington, shared their feelings on Matt's absence.

“It’s hard not having one of my babies here with us,” says mom Ami. “He was so strong for me, and I want to be strong for him.”

“We miss him terribly, but we’d rather lose him from home for a little while than lose him forever,” dad Billy adds. “We just want him to do what he needs to do to get better.”

Please pray for Matt as he enters rehab. May God help him kick this terrible addiction. Please also pray for his family that they might handle being without him for the time it takes him to get better.

In other news, please pray for the family of a "How I Met Your Mother" actor who passed away unexpectedly. He was only 48.