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Patricia Altschul’s butler Michael Kelcourse since his stroke

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Patricia Altschul’s longtime butler Michael Kelcourse, who is loved by Southern Charm fans, suffered an acute spinal cord attack last year and her son Whitney Sudler-Smith broke the news to Bravo’s The Daily Dish on February 23, 2021. The upcoming season 8 of Southern Charm will be without Michael the Butler; However, fans will be happy to hear that Kelcourse is doing well and is currently living in an assisted living facility in Florida.

In February 2021, Sudler-Smith told Bravo in a statement: “I am sorry to report that Michael Kelcourse, affectionately known as ‘Michael The Butler’, recently suffered an acute myocardial infarction, often referred to as a ‘spinal cord injury’ becomes. ‘” He added:

According to the UK’s Brain and Spine Foundation, a stroke is “an interruption in the blood supply to the spinal cord… An interruption in the blood supply can cause injury or tissue damage and block the transmission of messages (nerve impulses) down the spinal cord.” It states that the majority of spinal strokes are “caused by blockages (usually blood clots) in the blood supply” and is a rare condition, accounting for 1.25% of all strokes.

Since his stroke, Kelcourse has undergone a physical therapy program and Altschul shared on Instagram in March 2022: “Michael is now settled in his beautiful new assisted care facility… with great food, great facility, great nurses and great services all around… but am Most importantly, he’s close to his family… I know some of you would like to communicate with Michael, so here’s his new address… he might even enjoy a visit. Whitney and I are going there this summer.”

Kelcourse also posted on Instagram about his “home in Sarasota.” He shared receiving cards from well-wishers and described them as “a welcome sight.” Here’s Altschul’s post:

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Altschul has posted many updates about Kelcourse since Sudler-Smith first shared the news of his stroke. She revealed in November 2021 that Kelcourse attended a “specialty physical therapy program at Atlanta’s Shepard Center … famed for achievements in spinal rehabilitation.” She wrote, “We all miss you and are always amazed by your dedication to overcoming this need #michaelthebutler #shepardcenter #atlanta.”

Kelcourse posted in August 2021 that he had just completed Boot Camp at Shepherd Spinal Center and in October 2021 he reported on the Beyond Therapy staff at that center.

In February 2022, Altschul wrote that Kelcourse was on his way to a “new life” at the Florida assisted living facility, indicating that he would be closer to his family. On May 28, she wrote, “Michael is having lunch today at his favorite seafood restaurant in Sarasota, Florida. Aside from living in a beautiful assisted living residence, he is also close to his family. Follow Michael on @michaelkelcourse and send him a happy message, doesn’t he look great!!!”

Kelcourse replied, “Living the Florida dream.” He also shared on his own Instagram that Altschul had sent him a beautiful flower. In response to a fan asking if he needed anything, he wrote: “Mrs. Altschul provided me with everything I needed.”

Southern Charm fans have fallen in love with Altschul’s butler over the seasons, and both the Charleston grand dame and her butler have been open about their 17-year working relationship in the past. In her memoir, The Art of Southern Charm, Altschul wrote that hiring Kelcourse was the “best thing I could have done,” Bravo reported. She also told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2019, “We respect and admire one another.”

Sudler-Smith also praised his mother’s butler, who is known to “Southern Charm” fans for his great conversations, positive attitude and amazing cocktail preparation. “Michael, he’s devoted to Mom,” Sudler-Smith shared with Bravo in 2018. “He’s the nicest guy in the world. He is invaluable to my mom because he helps with her clique of animals.”

Kelcourse has posted several photos and comments on Instagram reminiscing about his time at Altschul, including a comment saying she was “the best woman I’ve ever met.” He added, “For 17 years I took care of the family and I loved every minute.”

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