Yolanda Foster Leaves Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Due to Lyme Disease Struggle

Yolanda Foster
Yolanda Foster left the first part of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion early due to her ongoing struggle with Lyme disease. Evans Vestal Ward/Bravo

Peace out, Housewives. Yolanda Foster left part one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion special early on Tuesday, Mar. 31 — but it wasn't the irate Housewife storm-off so typical to most reunions. Instead, it was due to her ailing health.

Foster, 51, who has struggled with Lyme disease for years, was emotional as she discussed her health issues with host Andy Cohen. "Do you really want to talk about that?" she asked Cohen. "Just trying to weather the storm, you know? I pray every day that tomorrow is a better day."

Cohen told the Housewife, however, that countless fans were supporting her through her battle. "I think people really want to know how you're doing. People care about you."

Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid's statuesque mom referred back to her Bravo blog post from this past January, in which she revealed she can no longer "read, write, or even watch TV" due to her inability to "process information or any stimulation." Lately, the former model's condition has worsened.

She and her husband David Foster have gone to South Korea to seek a possible cure to her debilitating condition. "They have the freedom to work with stem cells," she noted of the country. "You can't get those treatments here, and I think with Lyme it takes antibiotics but it also takes a lot of holistic treatment to balance it out."

As she grasped her tissue, Foster asked her fellow Housewives to support each other. "Life today is very lonely," Foster noted. "We all need a community. We all need to look after each other."

She then went straight to the point. "I need to go to bed," Foster said, as she hugged each of the ladies goodbye.

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