What happened to Michael the Butler on Southern Charm?

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What happened to Michael the Butler on Southern Charm?

MICHAEL the Butler shocked fans of Southern Charm when he took a break from filming the show. Michael has since moved away from appearing on Sou

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MICHAEL the Butler shocked fans of Southern Charm when he took a break from filming the show.

Michael has since moved away from appearing on Southern Charm.

Michael the Butler took a break from filming Southern Charm

What happened to Michael the Butler on Southern Charm?

Michael Kelcourse, aka Michael the Butler on Southern Charm suffered an acute spinal cord infarction back in February 2021, according to Patricia Altschul’s son, Whitney Sudler-Smith.

An acute spinal cord infarction is also known as a spinal cord stroke.

Whitney spoke to The Daily Dish regarding Michael’s condition.

“Although this tragedy has caused significant nerve damage and impairment, with the help of the outstanding physicians at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, we are hopeful Michael will soon recover,” Whitney told the outlet.

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Where is Michael the Butler now?

Since it was revealed that Michael was under the care of physicians, Patricia has been giving her fans an update on his condition.

In March 2021, Patricia tweeted: “He is working hard at his rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center and is actually teaching other patients how to cook. 

“He suffered a spinal stroke which is actually quite rare but has a positive outlook and is learning how to live with paralysis.”

Patricia also offered fans a way to send Michael messages while he is in rehab through the Caring Bridge app.


On June 28, 2021, Patricia posted a photo of Whitney and Michael in a wheelchair at the rehab facility, writing: “@wsudlersmith had a great visit with #michaelthebutler in Atlanta today.

“He’s got ‘an indomitable spirit’ and is working hard with his physical therapy.”

According to Michael’s page on CaringBridge, he was discharged from the hospital and moved to a transitional home in April 2021.

In February 2022, Patricia shared a photo of Michael on her Instagram sending him well wishes as he starts a new life away from the show.

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Michael has been working for the Altschul family for nearly two decades[/caption]

Michael is not appearing in season eight of Southern Charm.

In her post, she wrote: “Congratulations to Michael🎉 …He is on his way to a new life in Florida in a beautiful assisted living facility… importantly near his family…

“All best wishes to Michael on this new adventure.. 💖#michaelthebutler #consumateprofessional #perfectgentleman #animallover and all around great guy 🌟🥇🏆👏

A few months later in May 2022, Patricia once again updated her followers on Michael’s whereabouts and health.

She posted a photo of him with the following message: “Michael is out today lunching at his favorite seafood restaurant in Sarasota, Florida.

“Besides living in a beautiful assisted living residence .. he is near to his family as well. Follow Michael at @michaelkelcourse and send him a cheerful message 🥰 doesn’t he look great!!! ❤❤❤

Is Michael the Butler a real butler?

Michael worked with the Altschul family for nearly two decades and appeared on Southern Charm for various seasons.

Patricia explained in her book, The Art of Southern Charm how Michael began working for her family after his previous employer passed.

She wrote: “I met with Michael immediately and persuaded him to come work for me, even as he was finishing his responsibilities in the Bostwick household.

Adding that hiring him was “best thing I could have done.”

He is no longer a butler and is living comfortably at an assisted living facility in Florida.

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Michael often updates his Instagram account with his daily activities.

The former TV butler has over 12K followers on Instagram.



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