Jon Gosselin says his children didn't check in on him while he was hospitalized with COVID-19.
On March 5, the former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show." During the chat, Jon and Oz spoke about the pandemic and Jon's recovery. At one point, Oz asked, "Did you ever hear from any of the kids that are with Kate or are in college after it was made public that you had COVID, not just had COVID but were deathly ill, could've died?"
"No, I didn't hear from them," Jon replied. "I think Hannah might have told Leah… No, I haven't heard anything from them."
Jon and Kate Gosselin share eight children: twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn, 20, and 16-year-old sextuplets, Alexis, Aaden, Joel, Leah, Hannah and Collin.
Hannah and Collin live with Jon, but the others are with Kate. Asked why the children didn't reach out, Jon said, "There's just a disconnect."
"Whether it's parent alienation, I can't really reach out to them and there's legalities," he continued. "I can't go to where they move, it would be trespassing."
The former reality TV star then reached out to his six estranged children.
"I guess my plight to them or what I really want to say is I love you, my door is always open," he said. "You're welcome anytime, there's no regrets or hard feelings or any of those negative things. You can always come see me or come see Hannah and Collin."
Jon's plea comes after a brutal case of COVID-19, during which his fever reached 104.8 degrees. He was close to being put on a ventilator.
"I was in a wheelchair. I had to wait in the ER," he told Oz in January. "It was packed, like the hospital was full, and then they put me on a gurney and put me in the hallway in the waiting room, so I could get a temporary room."
"Then, once they evaluated me and once they drew my blood and did all my bloodwork, all of a sudden I'm getting antibiotics, steroids and a plasma antibody transfusion for Covid," he continued. "It happened really fast."