Yolanda Foster has been sharing details of her battle with Lyme disease since she began starring on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during its third season, and ahead of the show’s sixth season, she seemingly took a turn for the worse.
When the Bravo reality series premiered on December 1, just hours after Yolanda Foster announced she was splitting from husband David, the mother of three was seen in her Los Angeles condo, where she broke down over the crippling side effect of her illness. She was then seen at the birthday party of Lisa Rinna, which she was forced to leave early after her Lyme disease got the best of her, and later expressed her inability in walking during a trip to Canada with her soon-to-be ex-husband.
Yolanda Foster’s ex Mohamed doesn’t believe their children have Lyme disease https://t.co/STQSyK6tcn
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) January 21, 2016
Yolanda Foster was then seen undergoing an operation to have her breast implants removed after a doctor discovered that silicone was leaking into her body, and likely causing an increase in her Lyme disease symptoms. She also went to the doctor to have the fillings of her teeth removed, because she feared mercury was worsening her illness, as well.
Amid her struggles, Yolanda Foster and her illness became a hot topic for her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars, who wondered whether her illness was as severe as she had been portraying on the show and on social media. In one scene, Yolanda Foster’s co-star, Lisa Rinna, described the idea of Munchausen Syndrome, in which sufferers of the disorder claim to be ill in an effort to gain attention and sympathy. After the episode aired, Yolanda Foster took to her blog, where she suggested Rinna was lacking in both compassion and confidence.
“Rinna is right. She’s only human and it takes a compassionate and confident woman to hold ground under social pressure – it’s so much easier to take the common road and get on board the train of the misinformed and the doubtful. The negative,” Yolanda Foster wrote. “Few people have the ability to stay firm when they’re not educated or spiritually centered and not feed into the negativity otherwise known as gossip.”
While Rinna immediately said she felt sorry for even bringing the issue up before going to Yolanda Foster first, Foster was understandably frustrated with the situation. However, weeks later, the speculation surrounding her Lyme disease hasn’t dimmed.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) January 22, 2016
In the latest report, via Tamara Tattles on January 22, more questions arise as a blind item is suggested to be about Yolanda Foster and her divorce from David. Below is what the blind item, shared by Crazy Days and Nights, revealed:
“This almost permanent A list musician/producer has been telling people that the main reason his wife left him is because he would not write any more checks to a doctor who he said was more like a television preacher. There was always something new and each thing that was new would cost a ton of money and then quickly be replaced by something much newer and the cycle never ended.”
Tamara Tattles also suggested that one of Yolanda Foster’s latest “sick selfies” included brown eyeshadow as opposed to actual bags under her eyes, which made her appear to be having one of her bad days amid her Lyme disease battle.
For more of Yolanda Foster and her illness, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6, airing on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
[Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance]