’90 Day Fiance’: Don’t Hate on Big Ed’s Neck – It’s a Medical Condition

90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days viewers keep asking about Big Ed Brown‘s neck issues. And some people have been making unkind memes and nasty comments on social media. So, Ed addressed some of the chatter and confirmed he’s got a medical malady responsible for what’s going on with his neck. Check out what he said.



90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days – Ed Brown Faces Fan Criticism Over Age Difference & More



Every season, 90 Day Fiance fanatics mock the lovelorn on the reality show. This season on Before the 90 Days, Big Ed Brown’s already taking heat. But, then again, Ed’s self-confessed a lot of his sins even before the comments began to accrue. First, Ed admitted he ruined his marriage by cheating.

Second, Ed Brown said he’d been less than honest with Rosemarie. Of course, 90 Day Fiance promo editing made it sound like he said he’s six feet tall. But, no. Ed’s fib was much smaller. He stands 4’11” and told his future fiance he’s 5’2″. That’s not so bad in the grand scheme of things on a Sharp Entertainment program.

Finally, 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days‘ Ed Brown acknowledged the significant age gap. His family doesn’t like it. But he vowed to work things out with his daughter Tiffany Brown. Aside from the small fib on his height, it looks like Ed Brown’s been honest with his Filipino girlfriend. They video chat and she’s seen exactly what he looks like and how old he is.



Before the 90 Days: Big Ed Brown Addresses Neck Haters – He’s Got Klippel Feil Syndrome (KFS)



One thing you have to give to 90 Day Fiance‘s Ed Brown. He’s open to discussing his issues and doesn’t hide anything. Not his hair dye or mayo-based conditioning treatment. So, when it comes to his physical appearance, Big Ed’s very open. And recently, he discussed the obvious issue happening with his neck – and explained it.

A 90 Day Fiance follower sent Big Ed a letter that said he’d been “teased all his life” because he’s got “a short neck and small stature”. Then, he said the fan told him he’d been diagnosed with Klippel Feil Syndrome and asked if Ed also has that genetic condition. He said, “Big Ed has KFS – I’ve had it all my life… but I refuse to let that define who I am”.

Then, Ed Brown offered all his 90 Day Fiance fan with KFS some advice. He said, “Be yourself and accept you for who you are”. Then, Ed said, “People are going to think what they’re going to think”. Then he finished with “Love yourself, man”.



What Exactly is KFS – Klippel Feil Syndrome



KFS syndrome, as 90 Day Fiance cast member Ed Brown has, is a rare disorder and is congenital (meaning you have it when you’re born). At least two neck vertebrae in Klippel Feil patients are fused from birth. That’s why their necks are shorter than “normal”. Those with KFS also suffer mobility issues in their upper bodies.

You can see this when you watch Ed out with his adorable dog Teddy on Before the 90 Days. He seems stiff when he bends over – that’s the Klippel Feil at work. In addition to the physical issues with KFS, it can cause chronic headaches, plus neck and back pain. It’s rare and only about 1 in 40,000 infants are born with it.

You can see from the 90 Day Fiance comments above (see on photo of Ed Brown with a friend), that once word spread about Big Ed’s KFS syndrome, many backed off making comments about his physical appearance. This is a birth defect and one that Ed Brown likely struggles with every day due to pain and prejudice against his appearance. Keep watching TLC’s Before the 90 Days for more on Ed Brown and Rose.