Has Yolanda Foster fully recovered from her Lyme disease? According to a new report, the reality star and mother of three has seen a reduction in her symptoms, just in time for the upcoming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion taping.
"[Yolanda Foster] has informed Andy Cohen she will definitely be on board for the upcoming reunion," an insider revealed to Radar Online on December 18. "During the reunion last year, Yolanda was only able to film for under an hour because she was suffering from the effects of her Lyme disease. But this year she feels like it's almost a full recovery."
Prior to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 5 reunion, Yolanda Foster announced to fans that she had suffered a relapse, which left her unable to read, write, and even watch television. Then, as she sat with her co-stars during the reunion taping, Yolanda Foster fell ill and was forced to make an early exit, which led many to believe she wouldn't be back to the show for season 6.
Yolanda Foster is hoping for "a healthy future with love" following her split from David: https://t.co/kNauZ9FrRd pic.twitter.com/65vQxCfwy2Although Yolanda Foster did eventually return to filming, she hasn't exactly been back to her old self. In fact, the majority of what fans have seen so far on the show involves Yolanda Foster receiving different Lyme disease treatments. In addition, many of her co-stars, including Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, and Taylor Armstrong, have been seen discussing Yolanda Foster's health and decisions for treatment.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) December 18, 2015
During Tuesday's newest episode of the Bravo reality show, Armstrong was seen raising questions about Yolanda Foster, noting to Rinna that her happy selfies and sick selfies were a bit confusing. She also wondered why Yolanda Foster had shared graphic photos from treatment.
Now, the source continued, "with the Lyme disease controversy being [Yolanda Foster]'s storyline this year, she is ready to fight back against accusations she has been faking it. Yolanda won't allow the other ladies to bully her about the hell she has been through. She's feeling much stronger than she has in months, and the ladies are going to be in for a big surprise when Yolanda lights into them."
"[Yolanda Foster] is ready to take on 2016 with a vengeance. She won't be a victim any longer."As Yolanda Foster reportedly makes positive progress towards a full recovery, her husband, David, has allegedly challenged her health claims.
Exclusive: David Foster thinks Yolanda Foster is "exaggerating" her illness. https://t.co/aE7Ut5yQT1 pic.twitter.com/wfVW5OquXk"David and his family think [Yolanda Foster] just loves the attention of being sick," a friend of David told Us Weekly earlier this week. "They believe she's exaggerating her condition. And they point out that she's never gotten a legit diagnosis or a second or third opinion."
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) December 17, 2015
In addition, the source added, David didn't understand why Yolanda Foster would return to Bravo after going through such a brutal time earlier this year.
"He didn't understand why [Yolanda Foster] wouldn't leave The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills if she's in so much pain and so tired," said the source. "He's famous and private and rich, so it was frustrating Yolanda wanted to do this show so badly."
Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, around the time she joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 3. She and David tied the knot one year prior.
For more Yolanda Foster, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 6, airing on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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