"Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe was airlifted to a hospital in Texas after suffering a stroke last week, according to new reporting.
Jeff's wife, Lauren, told TMZ she found the zookeeper unresponsive and not breathing during a stay at the WinStar World Casino near the Oklahoma/Texas border on May 18. Paramedics quickly ruled that Jeff had suffered a stroke and needed hospitalization.
"I thought he was dying in my arms," Lauren said.
Doctors have yet to determine the cause of the stroke, but Lauren and Jeff believe something nefarious occurred, as she tells TMZ that she Jeff were at dinner before the medical episode when they were approached by an unknown man. The man supposedly claimed to know them and knew their favorite drinks. The mysterious man continued to linger around as Jeff and Lauren took pictures with fans of the runaway Netflix show. It's during this time that Lauren suspects the man slipped something into Jeff's drink to cause the stroke.
The couple has yet to report anything to police yet.
Following a battery of tests, Jeff's blood supposedly came back clean from any common drugs, but Lauren believes something "more exotic" might have been used.
Jeff is now back home following a three-day hospitalization in Denton, Texas, but he is still struggling with speech and coordination.