Kate Gosselin is ‘angry’ she had to quit Special Forces, shed TEARS


Kate Gosselin had to drop out of her reality TV show Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test after suffering a painful neck injury.

And the 47-year-old reality sensation – who is best known for Kate Plus 8 and Dancing With The Stars – has said she is upset she could not stay on the Fox series that also features Spice Girls Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown and celebrity chef Tyler Florence, among others.

‘I’m still so pissed. I’m so angry,’ the blonde mother of eight told People on Thursday of leaving the first season of the new show. ‘I was out and it was done before it even started.’

Defeat: Kate Gosselin had to drop out of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test after suffering a neck injury. And the 47-year-has said she is upset she couldn’t stay on the Fox series

The neck injury happened when she was asked to fall out of a helicopter upside down and into the ocean.

She has a fear of heights and water but she pushed herself to do it. ‘Water and height are two of my absolute fears,’ she said.

‘Yet at some point making that turn in that helicopter, I remember thinking, “I’m sorry, you don’t have a choice here. I know you’re scared to death, you’re doing it. Do it and get it over with.”‘

When she landed she had instant pain in her neck.

Crushing blow: 'I'm still so pissed. I'm so angry,' the blonde mother of eight told People on Thursday of leaving the first season of the new show. 'I was out and it was done before it even started'

Crushing blow: ‘I’m still so pissed. I’m so angry,’ the blonde mother of eight told People on Thursday of leaving the first season of the new show. ‘I was out and it was done before it even started’

Scary: The neck injury happened when she was asked to fall out of a helicopter upside down and into the ocean. She has a fear of heights and water but she pushed herself to do it. 'Water and height are two of my absolute fears,' she said

Scary: The neck injury happened when she was asked to fall out of a helicopter upside down and into the ocean. She has a fear of heights and water but she pushed herself to do it. ‘Water and height are two of my absolute fears,’ she said

‘I landed right on my neck and I screamed when I landed because it was absolute ridiculous pain,’ she recalls. ‘Then at some point I started feeling nauseous and I was dry heaving over the edge into the water.’

But she didn’t want to complain as she hoped to stay on the show. 

She said, ‘Everyone by then on the cast was like, “I think you should probably say something.” I was like, ‘No,’ because I knew if I said something I was going to… well, I didn’t know I was going to be out. So I braved through it and it just kept getting worse.’

But then she could not shake the pain. Kate, who used to work as a nurse, knew the injury could be serious as she should get medical attention. 

Suffering: 'I landed right on my neck and I screamed when I landed because it was absolute ridiculous pain,' she recalls. 'Then at some point I started feeling nauseous and I was dry heaving over the edge into the water'

Suffering: ‘I landed right on my neck and I screamed when I landed because it was absolute ridiculous pain,’ she recalls. ‘Then at some point I started feeling nauseous and I was dry heaving over the edge into the water’

‘I knew, being a nurse, that I had to go get checked out and make sure there was no lifelong injury there,’ she offered.

Gosselin added her neck still bothers her sometimes. On the show she was seen crying from the pain.

‘It is muscle. I do tend to carry stress in my neck and shoulders. So I do think that that probably was a factor in it, then hitting it smack dab on the water.’

She was then forced to jump out of the competition.

‘It took me so long to get over that,’ she admitted. ‘I still don’t think I am. Because I really wanted to challenge myself.’

Doctor's office then home: But then she could not shake the pain. Kate, who used to work as a nurse, knew the injury could be serious as she should get medical attention

Doctor’s office then home: But then she could not shake the pain. Kate, who used to work as a nurse, knew the injury could be serious as she should get medical attention

The show stars NFL star Danny Amendola, the Spice Girls Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown, celebrity chef Tyler Florence.

Also there are NBA star Dwight Howard, R&B star Montell Jordan, 7th Heaven’s Beverley Mitchell, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore, former MLB star Mike Piazza, Celebrity Rehab host Dr. Drew Pinsky.

And former Trump White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, Zoey 101 star Jamie Lynn Spears and Olympians Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin and Carli Lloyd made the list as well.

The show airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

Last week she said her kids inspired her participation in the celebrity boot camp-style competition and hoped it’d earn her some ‘cool mom points.’

The remark comes a month after her son Collin, 18, revealed he has no relationship with his mother and believes their time on the family’s hit TLC show tore them apart. 

She likes a good challenge: She was then forced to jump out of the competition. 'It took me so long to get over that,' she admitted. 'I still don't think I am. Because I really wanted to challenge myself'

She likes a good challenge: She was then forced to jump out of the competition. ‘It took me so long to get over that,’ she admitted. ‘I still don’t think I am. Because I really wanted to challenge myself’ 

Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test – which premieres January 4 on FOX – challenges 16 celebrities to endure ‘demanding training exercises’ led by a team of ex-special forces operatives.

Due to the grueling nature of the show, Kate told the outlet that she set realistic expectations for herself and focused on making her children proud.

‘I knew I was crazy going into it, but as afraid of it as I was — because I kept trying to be like, ‘No, no, I can’t do that!’ — then I’d find myself awake at night being like, ‘But what if I could?” she explained.

Kate continued: ‘I mean, obviously if I was in my 20s, I’d have a better chance of whipping it. But I knew, given my age, I mean let’s be real, how far could I go?

Realistic: Due to the grueling nature of the show, Kate told the outlet that she set realistic expectations for herself and focused on making her children proud; Kate seen with her kids in 2013

Realistic: Due to the grueling nature of the show, Kate told the outlet that she set realistic expectations for herself and focused on making her children proud; Kate seen with her kids in 2013

‘I knew my mental determination could take me [far], but my physical status, I’m not physically running marathons currently.

‘So that part was really worrying, but at the same time, just even giving it a shot I thought would bring me some cool mom points.’

Kate shares eight children with ex-husband Jon Gosselin, 45. They have twin daughters Mady and Cara, 21, and their 18-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah.

She told PEOPLE that she hoped the series would further ‘test [her] mental ability,’ which helped her during the birth of her and Jon’s sextuplets back in 2004. 

To the test: She told PEOPLE that she hoped the series would further 'test [her] mental ability,' which helped her during the birth of her and Jon's sextuplets back in 2004

To the test: She told PEOPLE that she hoped the series would further ‘test [her] mental ability,’ which helped her during the birth of her and Jon’s sextuplets back in 2004

‘I mean I had six babies, which that was pure mental, not giving up,’ she explained. ‘I was on bed rest for 24 weeks total and sitting in the hospital for 10 weeks.

‘Every day I [said] out loud to myself, ‘You cannot give up.’ It was a mental and physical game.’

It was through those moments of self-motivation that she learned ‘how really you can talk yourself in or out of anything.’

Kate continued: ‘Your brain is so much more powerful than we give it credit for. So that part, I already had a taste of having been pregnant with them and literally crying because I felt 85 but knew I couldn’t give up because it would be to their detriment really if they were born too early.

‘So that part I knew I had clicked into a little bit and I really wanted to see how far I could take that.’

Strength: It was through those moments of self-motivation that she learned 'how really you can talk yourself in or out of anything'; Kate seen in 2019

Strength: It was through those moments of self-motivation that she learned ‘how really you can talk yourself in or out of anything’; Kate seen in 2019

Other celebrity participants include: Britney Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn, Real Housewives alum Kenya Moore, Spice Girls member Mel B, The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown, reality TV star Dr. Drew Pinsky, famed chef Tyler Florence, R&B singer Montell Jordan, actress Beverley Mitchell and former aide to Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci.

It will also feature a number of high-profile sports figures such as: former NFL star Danny Amendala, former MLB star Mike Piazza, NBA player Dwight Howard, Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kensworthy, Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin, and former pro soccer player Carly Lloyd.

Though Kate appears to be doing her best to move forward, her son Collin recently divulged information about their fractured relationship in an interview with ET.

He told the outlet that he is open to reconciling with his mom despite the issues that stemmed from her enrolling him in a live-in educational facility back in 2016.

Estranged: In November Kate's son Collin, 18, revealed he has no relationship with his mother and believes their time on the family's hit TLC show tore them apart

Estranged: In November Kate’s son Collin, 18, revealed he has no relationship with his mother and believes their time on the family’s hit TLC show tore them apart

Collin (seen with his dad) said first became fractured due to the TV show but officially disintegrated after she sent him to a live-in educational facility in 2016

Estranged: Jon was granted full custody of Hannah in 2016 followed by Collin, two years later, who currently lives with him in Reading, Pennsylvania 

Six years after Kate told PEOPLE that Collin was in a program to help him ‘learn certain strategies’ to navigate his ‘special needs,’ the teen is opening up about how attending Fairmont Behavioral Health Institute affected their relationship.

‘After being there, I didn’t have a relationship with her,’ Collin told the outlet. ‘Even before [being] there, I don’t think we had much of a relationship and I think that just kept tearing it even more down.’

As to what initially led to their estrangement, he speculates that their family’s hit reality series, Jon & Kate Plus 8, which aired from 2007 to 2010, played a major role. 

‘I want to believe it was because of TV and what being in the public eye does to a family. I think it tore us apart,’ he said. 

Collin continued: ‘It gave us less time to actually be together as a family, [and] more time to be in the public eye.’ 

Jon was granted full custody of his daughter, Hannah, in 2016, then Collin, two years later, who currently lives with him in Reading, Pennsylvania. 

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