Bethenny Frankel’s Mystery Illness And Surgery Revealed?

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: Bethenny Frankel attends Bethenny Frankel's Mexican Fiesta where she shares a sneak peek of the newest addition to Skinnygirl® Cocktails' line of more than 20 offerings, Skinnygirl® Watermelon Lime Margarita, which premieres this summer. To commemorate the launch, close friend and world-renowned pop artist Romero Britto presents Bethenny with a personally designed, one-of-kind bottle at Astor Place on March 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Cocktails)

Shortly before the Real Housewives of New York season 8 trailer came out, Bethenny Frankel revealed that she had been dealing with “a couple little health issues” since season 7 wrapped. On the trailer, an emotional Bethenny says she needs surgery and inquires about a living will.

Viewers were left hanging… until now… maybe. According to an “insider,” which is always a take it or leave it situation, Bethenny suffered from uterine fibroid tumors. “Bethenny had to have fibroids removed because of concern it wasn’t taken out, she would develop cancer,” the source said. “Surgery was supposed to be very easy, but Bethenny did suffer from excessive bleeding afterward.”


The insider went on to say that Bethenny came to a sad realization about her life, “It was a scary time for Bethenny and made her realize there was no close family in her life to help with the recovery. Estranged from her mother for years and going through a bitter divorce to estranged husband Jason Hoppy, there aren’t a lot of people in her life that she can rely on.”

“It’s sad that Bethenny‘s paid staff helped to take care of her in the days after the surgery,” the source lamented to In Touch. While I generally hesitate to believe “sources” from certain outlets, fibroids seems likely. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey suffered from them as well.  We’ll find out soon enough. The new season kicks off Wednesday, April 6.


Photo Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Reality Tea’s Commenting Do’s and Don’ts