Lisa Vanderpump is backtracking following the recent revelations about Yolanda Foster’s battle with Lyme disease. Despite her previous involvement in the matter, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star now regrets her comments on whether or not Foster’s children have the dreaded disease.
According to E! Online, the questions surrounding Foster’s children surfaced in a recent episode after Kyle Richards questioned Vanderpump about Foster’s family. In response, Vanderpump told her co-star that Foster’s ex-husband, Mohamed Hadid, stated that their children do not have Lyme disease and were in a good state of health.
However, following the airing of the episode, both Hadid and Foster took to social media to confirm that their children do in fact have the disease.
“I do not wish to make public my family’s private matters, but I would like to make it clear that I completely and unequivocally support my children and their mother,” Hadid wrote on Instagram. “I can only imagine that my response to a question at dinner asking how my kids are doing with “fine” was misconstrued. I have too much respect for all 5 of my children to speak about them publicly in a restaurant or otherwise.”
For her part, Foster posted an image on Instagram of her and her youngest daughter, Bella, lying in bed during a treatment session. While the image offered proof that her children suffer from the disease, Foster seemed optimistic that they would be cured someday.
“Watching my brave babies suffer in silence in order to support me in my journey has struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me, it is because of them that I continue to fight relentlessly,” Foster wrote alongside the image. “I will not allow them to live a life of pain and suffering…I will prevail and walk to the end of the earth to find a cure for them and millions of others debilitated by this invisible disease!!!! We all deserve to live a healthy life, don’t you think?”
Two of Foster’s children, Bella, 19, and Anwar Hadid, were diagnosed with Lyme disease a few years back. The disease has prevented the two from pursuing some of their passions in life, including Bella’s desire to become a professional horse rider.
However, Foster’s children have managed to adapt. In fact, Foster went on to explain how Anwar’s fight with the disease has been aided by Ozone/UVI treatments, to which he has responded well. She then discussed her disappointment with some people who were completely fine with spreading the rumors concerning a serious disease.
Meanwhile, following the interactions on social media, Lisa Vanderpump addressed the issue on her official Bravo blog. For starters, Vanderpump explained how her intentions were not to bring into question Foster’s fight with Lyme disease or stir up any new controversies. Instead, she stated that she simply told Richards what she thought was the truth.
“I knew them to thrive, flourish, but I state I had no reason to question their well-being,” she wrote. “Mohamed had always said they were fine, but that is their prerogative as parents, whatever medical issues or information they choose to divulge. I obviously interpreted that as they were not infected by this insidious disease, and as it is not contagious, I understood them to be healthy.”
Despite her comments that sparked the controversy, Vanderpump went on to express her regret about her involvement in the matter.
“I regret even acknowledging the subject, but we live and we learn,” she shared.
Whether or not Foster feels the same about the issue is yet to be seen. In the meantime, fans can watch Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Tuesday nights on Bravo.
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