The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Kelly Dodd says she and her spouse have tested positive for Lyme disease
The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Kelly Dodd says she and her husband Rick Leventhal have tested positive for Lyme disease.
The 45-year-old reality star took to Instagram Stories to speak about the health issue Monday as she sat outdoors at a shopping center with her spouse Leventhal, 61.
‘So, we tested positive for Lyme disease,’ Dodd said in the clip.
The latest: The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Kelly Dodd, 45, says she and her husband Rick Leventhal, 61, have tested positive for Lyme disease
She said that she has ‘never had contact with a tick in [her] life’ while Leventhal says he’s past battled the disease on two occasions.
Leventhal in the clip was seen ingesting a tablet, saying ‘pills cure you’ and had been an effective treatment during his previous problems with Lyme disease.
Dodd on Sunday documented her return from a Turks & Caicos getaway she and Leventhal had taken. She wrote, ‘Bye bye Turks & Caicos … we had the best time!’
Dodd is the latest reality star in the Real Housewives to publicly share her battle with Lyme disease.
Details: Dodd took to Instagram Stories to speak about the health issue Monday as she sat outdoors at a shopping center in Newport Beach, California with Leventhal
Out and about: The reality star was snapped at the Daily Mail holiday bash in 2019
Her husband kissed her on the cheek at the event in December of 2019
One-time Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality Yolanda Hadid has spread awareness about her journey with the disease since her 2012 diagnosis. Five years later, she penned the 2017 called Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease.
She told People earlier this year that she was doing well in living with the condition.
‘I’m better than I’ve been in a long time,’ said Hadid. ‘But as I’ve learned, there is no cure for chronic Lyme disease. Being in remission is an everyday blessing, and I pinch myself every morning.’
Last year, Real Housewives of New York City personality Ramona Singer said she had come down with Lyme disease last March after she was bitten by a tick at her Hamptons home.
Pop superstar Justin Bieber also opened up about his Lyme disease diagnosis last year.