Bethenny Frankel Lost Weight Due To Her Scary Illness: Why She’s Looking Frail

Bethenny Frankel is back on The Real Housewives of New York, and fans love her because she doesn’t hold anything back. In the previews for the season, Frankel revealed that she was struggling with a medical issue and was caught asking her assistant in the preview about her living will. She was in tears, and Frankel was clearly scared out of her mind. But it sounds like things worked out, and fans will go through the journey with her when the story airs on The Real Housewives of New York.

According to a new tweet, Bethenny Frankel is now revealing that the illness she went through did take a toll on her body. Bethenny reveals that she did lose some weight, and she is looking frailer after being sick.

“That is a very sweet and constructive way to say something. I lost a few lbs bc of a medical sit’n & it shows a lot,” Bethenny replied to a person, who hinted that she was becoming too skinny for her own good.

Of course, Frankel has often been in the press because she’s looking too skinny, but she has always looked thin. Frankel will often make headlines when she’s been spotted in a bikini because she does have a very thin frame. And when she became sick last year and possibly had surgery, Bethenny lost a few pounds. The story will play out on The Real Housewives of New York this season, but fans are still very protective of her.

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“Be well Bethenny. It is unfortunate that you felt you had to provide an explanation publicly. Nobody’s business,” another person wrote in her defense, to which Bethenny Frankel replied, “It is ok. I can dish it out & I can take it. #donthatetheplayahatethegame.”

Of course, Bethenny hasn’t talked about her serious health issues in public yet, because she’s sharing the journey on The Real Housewives of New York. Her friend, Carole Radziwill, has revealed that Frankel did indeed go through some tough times, and she is very honest about this issue in hopes of educating other women about this issue.

“It’s one of those things that’s very common with women,” Radziwill previously told Radar Online about Bethenny Frankel’s illness, adding, “She was very honest and direct about it. We filmed at doctors’ offices. I think she was as vulnerable as I’ve ever seen her.”

“When you’re scared is because you’re not quite sure what it is and then you are just like, ‘What’s going on here?’” Radziwill said, sharing that it was not a joke. “It’s no joke. You have to be careful about that stuff, and you have to take care of yourself. But once she figured out what it was and how to take care of it, it was better.”

Radziwill reveals that she did do whatever she could to support Frankel in this issue, giving her references to doctors and health specialists. But she did choose to handle the issue on her own and Carole can only respect that.

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“I went to a few doctors with her and tried to do research and give my opinion. But ultimately, she made her own decision,” Radziwill revealed about Bethenny Frankel’s illness, sharing that Bethenny is usually one that does talk about her life in a very honest matter.

On The Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny hasn’t given any hints as to her medical issue yet, but the season is only about half-way finished, so there is plenty of time for her to share this issue.

What do you think of Bethenny Frankel’s thin and frail frame? Are you surprised that her body looks so frail after just losing a few pounds?

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