This week on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills we got our first glimpse at Taylor Armstrong returning to the show – and stirring up a little controversy. She took to her blog to defend herself over questioning Yolanda Foster’s medical condition. Taylor says her intentions were good.
Taylor says that she attempted to help Yolanda by connecting her with a top neurologist, but Yo refused her offer. “When Yolanda was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, I shared my thoughts with her about the potential for a misdiagnosis. I have had two family members with Multiple Sclerosis, and it took quite a long time for them to be properly diagnosed. The symptoms she described were similar to what my family members experienced. My husband’s friend is a world-renowned diagnostic neurologist, and I offered to connect Yolanda with him for an appointment or even a phone call to describe her condition and get his thoughts. She declined to do so, but I was concerned for her and wanted to offer the option of another opinion.” On Lisa Rinna saying that Taylor overstepped with her comments, she responds: “When I returned to Beverly Hills and attended Ken’s birthday luncheon, I was interested to know how all the girls were. It’s normal when you are catching up with friends to ask how other friends are doing, especially when someone has been ill. I was surprised to learn that she wasn’t feeling better after all this time and all the intensive treatments she has gone through. When I started asking about her health, the ladies acted as if it was taboo to talk about it, which I found odd considering Yolanda has been very public about her health issues. It made me more inquisitive because I couldn’t get a straight answer about how she was doing, and I didn’t understand why no one wanted to talk about it.”
Taylor added that she is not questioning Yolanda’s illness, just her diagnosis, “Learning that she was still suffering badly made me think again that perhaps she should get another opinion. I was asking if she had done so or if she was only focused on the Lyme disease path. I know that she is ill. I was not questioning that, and I wasn’t questioning Yolanda. I was merely suggesting that since all the Lyme disease treatments were not helping her, maybe she and her doctors should consider other possibilities. I feel terrible for her that she is having such a difficult time and wish her all the best in her recovery.”
On what she’s been up to since she was last seen on the show? Taylor and John have moved back to L.A., it seems! “I have been running a new supplement company, Liv Fit Labs, LLC and enjoying time with my daughter, Kennedy and husband, John. I am back living in California and have been catching up with friends and family and spending time at the beach.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT YOLANDA TURNED TAYLOR’S OFFER DOWN TO SPEAK WITH THE NEUROLOGIST?
Photo Credit: Bravo TV