The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson sat down in a new interview to chat about the permanent damage she has suffered because of the Glamis accident. She also touches on her current relationships with Meghan King Edmonds and Shannon Beador. She also shares why her son Michael didn’t come to the hospital and reveals what ex-husband Donn said when he was called.
Vicki says she’s doing fine now, but still has some residual damage in her neck and back. She says she’ll probably always have compressed discs now. But she’s remaining positive, “it could’ve been worse.”
She continues, “I had a severe concussion. It’s a really a really weird feeling. You feel very sleepy, you just want to go to sleep. And a lot of problems with getting words out. And a lot of post-traumatic issues, we all had trouble sleeping for about two months. Lots of noises in the head. But now I’m good. I just know I’ve got a weak neck and back and I have to be careful.”
Vicki tells E! Online that watching the accident unfold on the episode made her bawl and wonder how they survived it. “We were going fast, too. We were going 40-50 miles an hour when we rolled.”
Did the accident bring Vicki, Heather, Tamra and Kelly closer together? “Absolutely. When they came to the house, we were all just looking at how fortunate we were to be together. It really makes you think about ‘why do we have to fight’?” She says it makes her want to stop the fighting and mean behavior and just to resolve things in a calm manner, but the show doesn’t always allow that to happen.
Vicki says that Meghan has reached out to her and apologized for her initial reaction (or lack of one). Meghan told her she would’ve reacted differently had she seen the accident. “They were getting not really complete information. Like ‘oh we rolled, Vicki got airlifted and she’s going to be released later.’ I was there 10 hours, I had nobody with me. I was unconscious, I had a morphine drip. I was released with hospital scrubs on and I went in an Uber home for two and half hours. I cried the whole way and wondered if this is what life is – you’re hurt and nobody comes to your rescue.” Vicki is pretty talented if she could Facetime and text while unconscious….
Vicki says that she’s forgiven Meghan because Jesus says to. “That’s when the true character of a person comes out. I forgave Meghan. Shannon has not asked for forgiveness. She keeps wanting to say that I lied on the cancer scam and I didn’t. I don’t know how many times I’m going to tell her that. I don’t know how many times she’s going to continue this. We’re over a year out of a bad relationship I was in. I’m done talking about it. If she wants to continue talking about it, that looks bad on her. I’m over it.”
Vicki adds, “We’re not in a good place. I really don’t care if I ever see her again.”
She says their upcoming Ireland trip was nice but filled with issues and viewers will see that unfold in upcoming episodes. She says she’s a giver and not a receiver and we’ll see some things happen in Ireland that will reveal the character of the cast members.
This morning Vicki was a guest on Amy Philips‘ Sirius XM show and blasted Tamra over her comments last night on Watch What Happens Live. Vicki says she did not WANT to be airlifted. She could move her neck because she wasn’t paralyzed, just injured. She’s over Tamra. Vicki says she has over $200K in medical bills and was out of work for three weeks. Also, she says the reason that Michael didn’t come to the hospital is that he was out of town. Someone even called Donn and he just said “let me know how she is” – even though he was very close by.
She also tells Amy that they need to do a sweep of the cast and “get the garbage out” for next season.
TELL US – WILL SHANNON AND VICKI EVER MAKE UP? IS VICKI EXAGGERATING HER EXPERIENCE/INJURIES IN THE HOPE THAT EVERYONE SORT OF FORGETS ABOUT THE CANCER MESS?
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