Bethenny Frankel Confirms Mystery Illness in 'Real Housewives' Trailer: 'I'm Dealing With It Head On'

by Antoinette Bueno 1:36 PM PST, March 04, 2016
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Bethenny Frankel has confirmed she's currently dealing with a medical issue, after the new Real Housewives of New York trailer had viewers concerned for her health.

"I'm facing a women's health issue that many women can relate to," the 45-year-old reality star told ET in a statement on Friday. "I'm dealing with it head on, and viewers will understand how I personally deal with matters such as this. I hope women can relate, learn and support each other in life moments like this."

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In the RHNY trailer released on Monday, Frankel reveals she has to undergo surgery.

"Tell Meghan she has to find out if I have a living will," she also says through tears.

The Real Housewives of New York City returns on April 6 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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Frankel was her usual fiery self when ET caught up with her in November, when she reacted just as candidly as ever to a New York Post report that some of her Bravo co-stars -- particularly LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer -- were negotiating to raise their paychecks closer to the $1 million deal that Frankel reportedly sealed for her return to the show last season.

The Skinnygirl cocktail mogul didn't seem too optimistic about their chances.

"Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered and negotiation is definitely an art form," Frankel told ET. "I would venture to guess that most these women are not willing to walk away, so it's all a useless exercise in nothing."

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