Yolanda Foster didn’t like watching her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump discussing the possibility that she’s faking her Lyme Disease because of Munchausen syndrome. In her latest BravoTV.com blog post, posted right after Tuesday night’s episode aired, Yolanda branded the two Lisas and Kyle as ignorant and weak.
Yolanda attributed the women sitting around and debating her illness to ignorance. Yolanda implied that the women, Lisa R. in particular, are not compassionate and confident and so it was easier for them to engage in negative gossip. Yolanda even implied that they engaged in the conversation because they’re “not educated or spiritually centered.” While Yolanda said that she doesn’t blame the women, she pointedly said that she feels sorry for them that her health battle is “such a point of weakness for them.”
“I do wonder though why these adult women sit around drinking wine in the afternoon debating another person’s health issues? As much as I wished they cared enough to learn and ask questions, I must blame it on and assume it’s ‘ignorance’. 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. 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. I don’t blame Rinna, Kyle or LVDP – I understand it and feel sorry to see my battle be such a point of weakness for them.”
Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump aren’t the only women from the show Yolanda Foster believes to be ignorant. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, after last week’s episode of Real Housewives aired, during which Taylor Armstrong expressed bewilderment at Yolanda’s illness and questioned whether she was misdiagnosed, Yolanda wrote in her blog that Taylor’s behavior was “ignorance.”
Yolanda also devoted a large portion of her latest blog post to providing facts on Lyme Disease and her medical case. She wrote that her Lyme Disease diagnoses has been confirmed by multiple labs and physicians worldwide, not just from symptoms but from medical tests; that she has tested positive for multiple co-infections which may be causing her to be even more sick; that other factors such as heavy metal exposure and silicone toxicity interfered with her healing; and that brain scans shows that she has significant inflammation in the frontal lobe of her brain that has affected her cognitive function.
Yolanda also seemed to address the claim that she’s still on Real Housewives, despite supposedly being so sick, because she loves the attention. Yolanda said that she’s on a mission to bring awareness to Lyme Disease and ensure a healthy life for her two children with Lyme Disease. Yolanda said that unlike the rest of the other housewives, she’s not on the show simply to make money.
“This is not just about me; this is about bringing awareness and ensuring a healthy life for my two children and millions of others that are affected by this invisible chronic disease. I’m probably the only Housewife in the entire franchise that uses this platform to bring awareness in the world rather than just money in my pocket.”
In October, while giving a speech at the Global Lyme Alliance inaugural gala, Yolanda revealed that her two younger children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, also have Lyme Disease.
On Tuesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna discussed with Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump the possibility that Yolanda has Munchausen syndrome, a mental disorder in which a person fakes an illness, possibly for attention and/or sympathy. Lisa R. admitted that she felt bad that she was even questioning Yolanda.
“I mean, I just feel like I have to purge myself of the fact that I even question it and I even go, ‘Well, is this real?'”
Yet there is one person very close to Yolanda Foster who has defended her. On Tuesday, Yolanda’s soon-to-be-ex, David Foster, released a statement to E! News in which he denied the claim that he believes that she’s faking her illness. He also seemed to deny the claim that her insistence on being The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills led to the demise of their marriage, stating that he’s “incredibly proud” of Yolanda for being so brave and open in sharing her story.
“I have always had and continue to have the utmost respect and love for Yolanda.Which is why it is so frustrating to see headlines questioning her chronic debilitating illness. I have been by Yolanda’s side over the past four years to the best of my ability as she battled with the complexities of her Lyme diagnosis. I am incredibly proud of Yolanda’s determination and mission to find a cure, and how brave and open she has been by sharing her story in the hopes of changing the future for others.”
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