Months after the star of TLC’s “I Am Jazz” underwent gender reassignment surgery, the show is now going into more detail.

Most recently, fans are seeing Jazz Jennings go through a difficult time as she experienced multiple setbacks and complications as a result of her “never before done” surgery.

Roughly a week after the initial surgery took place, many of Jennings wounds ruptured, causing her to have to undergo a second surgery.

Fans saw a normally upbeat Jennings in a different headspace than usual after the first complication began to fill her head with doubt and uncertainty. Jazz said at the time:

“Everyone says that in the long run, everything is going to work out. But right now I’m just still feeling so down.”

But it was after the 18-year-old was recovering from her second emergency surgery that Jennings’ family nearly fell apart.

While Jennings was in New York with her mom, her grandfather had heart surgery that almost claimed his life in Florida.

Jennings’ mom, Jennette, can be seen bawling while on the phone with her husband, Greg, who had to fly back to Florida for work. She said on camera while on the phone with Greg:

“Things went really bad and he was bleeding and they called in a special surgeon. You need to rush to the hospital.”

Jennette continued:

“Here we are, Jazz is recovering after emergency surgery and now my dad is fighting for his life and I don’t think I’ve ever felt more scared in my entire life. […] We have had some pretty bad luck lately. […] I’m stuck in this helpless, horrible, situation.

Since the beginning of everything, since the moment Jazz was wheeling away, this has been a horrible experience, […] I will not feel better until I lay eyes on my father.”

However, while there were a lot of lows during the weeks Jennings was recovering from her surgery, the teenager said it’s having people who love you by your side that makes everything better.


Jennings said:

“There have definitely been a lot of scary moments during this process. Having my vagina come apart entirely going to the OR a second time, it’s definitely been a longer and more challenging road than other patients who have this surgery, but having people who love you by your side makes it easier.”

Jazz is currently continuing to recover from her June surgery.

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42 Replies to “Jazz Jennings’ Mom Calls Gender Reassignment Surgery ‘Horrible’ After One Surgery Turns into More”

  • ALC 8 months ago

    Because you are male, always will be male. Because a doctor turned your p inside out & shoved it in you does not make you female. You will always, always, always have male DNA. You will always have to take female hormones and your body (DNA) is not meant to take the opposing hormones in those dosages. It will cause other medical problems later in life. His parents did an incredible disservice by not getting him the mental help he needed. Deep therapy was needed to get over his Gender Dismorphia.

    • Jasper 8 months ago

      First, I’m pretty sure it’s gender dysphoria (although I’m not certain). Second, I agree that this degree of medical procedures and surgeries has crossed the line between acceptable and dangerous. Third, understand that this extreme degree of gender adjustment is most likely because of a lack of acceptance while growing up. I’m a transgender man, but I required no surgeries or hormone replacement. All I needed was my family and friends to begin calling me by my preferred pronouns, and my dysphoria almost completely subsided. I’m lucky enough to have an accepting community, but I understand that those who grow up in an intolerant community feel the need to compensate later in life. It’s sad that Jazz feels the need to go this far. Where does it end? It’s always ‘one more surgery, just one more, and then I’ll feel like a girl’. I can only pray that she finds peace and acceptance within herself and around her.

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    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      yes. exactly. We don’t “decide” our gender.

    • Debbie Talone 8 months ago

      Could not have said it better, ALC!!!!!!!!!! You will ALWAYS…be a male! cannot undo, what God has done… no matter how many surgeries. This sickens me…

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      I agree.

  • sm 8 months ago

    This should be a cautionary tale for ALL with gender dysphoria (yes, that is exactly what it is!) not to play with fire. There ares9mevwh9 s9regret this procedure, after this type of mutilation, but to put oneself through this ordeal is, to normal people, unthinkabe….Jazz1s story should tell others what the true story is, oone to avoid at all costs.

  • Evydev 8 months ago

    Here’s a thought. Learn to love yourself the way God made you. He does not make mistakes. The only word to describe this is confusion.

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    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      So true!

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      God doesn’t make these people…. He makes perfect… it is sin in this world that has caused all these messes and confusion….God loves all people and it must hurt Him when they are fooled to believe these lies the enemy tells.Heartbreaking….

    • CW 8 months ago

      God doesn’t make these people…. He makes perfect… it is sin in this world that has caused all these messes and confusion….God loves all people and it must hurt Him when they are fooled to believe these lies the enemy tells.Heartbreaking….

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  • Dan 8 months ago

    There was a time when I thought I was born in the wrong body, and wished I was born a girl, and even dressed in women’s clothes for some time. I came to grips with it, and we had 3 beautiful children.

  • brenda sweeney 8 months ago

    I was fortunate enough to work with a transgender who had gender reassignment surgery. she is one of the nicest people I have ever met.I don’t know what it would feel like to not feel at home in your own body. but God bless those who feel this way. we all need understanding of others. instead of judging them.

  • Debi Delgado 8 months ago

    Good luck and God Bless you and your family Jazz. Nothing but good wishes for a speedy recovery for you and your Grandfather also.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    maybe jazz was being told something that is what I would have thought if it had been me in Jazz’s shoes just saying maybe

  • Diane Tate 8 months ago

    My step-son was transgendering over a few years, he was a sweet little boy, was bullied and eventually took the trans route. He was living a wild, party lifestyle in NYC, out of self control and common sense. After several feminizing surgeries, including breast implants, he ended up addicted to painkillers, then to Rehab, and then OD’ing only 6 mos. out of rehab. Reassignment surgeries compound the mental issues that go along with gender dysphoria, create/ perpetuate addictions, and further the delusions of the persons sexuality. The NYC gay party scene, his friends, doctors and health professionals that encourage surgically deforming these patients, are all guilty of contributing to the unhappiness, butchering, addictions and possible deaths of thousands of people that needed mental health, love and other means of support.

    • Timothy Lorich 8 months ago

      Beautifully said.

    • Anonymous 8 months ago

      yes, but what they need is deliverance.

  • Patricia 8 months ago

    I just wish her the best and I’m so happy that she has such a wonderful supportive family to stand with her and behind her! God bless you jazz I know this has not been easy but you are on the home stretch honey! Prayers for your grandfather too hungover! Stay strong!

  • Regina Russell 8 months ago

    Jazz, you have such a loving and supportive family. Wishing you all the best in life.
    You have certainly been blessed. Hope your Grandpa is doing better.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    This is the whole situation. These folks need mental help, not surgery..

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    What a complex issue. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, know that each case is different. Each person is different. What is right for one may be wrong for another. Good luck to all, it can be tough just making it through life, but also beautiful .

  • Red 8 months ago

    You have to except yourself the way God made you. If you are a female then be a female. If you are make then be a male. It’s very dangerous to alter yourself. Self acceptance is very important..

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    I am so proud of you and, I Will keep you in my prayers. You are a very brave and smart young lady so keep your chin up and do what you do best always be positive, get well soon🐩🦋🌻🍧🍔🍓and most off all💜💜keep smiling…..

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  • Ken 8 months ago

    Who is payin for all of this? Hotel? all the rest.

  • Rose 8 months ago

    It’s not for us to judge you! You will be judged by a higher power one day! I for one think you have mental issues more than anything else! Hope you and your family find peace with yourselves.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    If God wanted her to be a male instead of a female He would have made her a he iinstead

  • Charlene 8 months ago

    I wish this family all the best. I do, however, think the parents started just too darn early with the meds to change that child into a girl. Things should have been taken slower, if at all with that operation. Hope it all works out and wonder what life will be like for them when they aren’t so focused on just the one child.

  • Ruth Spaniel 8 months ago

    I think people should not try changing their gender. You are what you are deal with it. Then you wouldn’t be suffer from problems you created yourself.

  • Ziggy89 8 months ago

    Not going to express an opinion about the right or wrong of this process other than to note the consequences of “early suppression”.

    Good Lord , I have never seen such self-absolution and carrying on from a bunch of drama-queens in my life!!

    From the caption of the first photo on. “Hey, be sure to watch this episode where my body starts to fall apart! It’s really intense!!” The next step is to tell people to prepare for the “experience” by making popcorn

    Who the hell reacts like tha? And who exposes their family one these folks?I

    But just my opinion….

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  • donna 8 months ago

    I am astounded by all the comments. I thought most of the public was fine with what Jazz was doing, especially when I saw all the hoopla made about another TLC show member fired by the Network for speaking out. I happened to agree that that man had the right to his opinion from the start. I do feel that anyone has the right to live as they wish as long as it does not harm others. However, altering human bodies for purely personal preferences seems to end badly in far too many cases.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    Sick, sick, sick.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    It amazes me what people will do to get on t.v., and how far they are willing to go for that almighty dollar.

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    what a beautiful brave young lady you are! So very proud of you! Continue your wonderful journey!

  • Anonymous 8 months ago

    Your mom seems to be the main reason for most of the problems you are having. She made life changing events when you were too young to know the consequences of what she was doing to you. Your father is the only person that wasn’t pushing this on you. Your mother seems like she needs attention at your expense. You couldn’t do half of the things you do with your life without the show. She was going to get you a boob job when you were way to young. She doesn’t seem to have much common sense. The whole family has enriched themselves at your expense. SAD !!

  • kelly witt 8 months ago

    These surgeries are very dangerous, possibly life threatening. As a mother, you want your child to be ok. I think however hormones and surgeries should be postponed till age of 18. I say this because children change their minds and these treatments cannot be undone. I have no desire to attack people personally.

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