Vicki Gunvalson had to take a break from whooping it up this season on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
“They tried to kill me,” she jokes. “That’s my story. They literally tried to kill me.”
The reality star tells ET she was hospitalized during the all-cast trip to Iceland, set to air later this year.
“I don't remember a lot of it,” she admits, teasing the scary moment involves literal ice breaking. “The ambulance with the person laying on the stretcher with the white robe over her head [seen in the season 12 trailer] was me … I’m not saying anything else.”
This is the second season in a row that Vicki has been hospitalized while filming. During season 11, the 55-year-old was airlifted out of Glamis, California, after an ATV she was riding in flipped over. She wound up in a neckbrace, and it became a point of contention between Vicki and her co-stars after no one came to see her in the hospital.
“[This time], they all asked me, do you want us to go to the hospital with you or what do you want us to do?” she recalls. “I said, 'Stay back and whoop it up!' and I think they did.”
“I was like, 'I don't need to go to the hospital! I'm good!'” she adds. “And they were like, 'You're not good. We're taking you to the hospital.'”
Viewers will have to wait and see what exactly happens with Vicki in Iceland, but she did share we’ll see some metaphorical icebreaking before then between her, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. Last season ended with Shannon and Tamra no longer speaking to Vicki.
“They want to keep talking about my past relationship [with Brooks Ayers], and I don't,” Vicki says. “So, how do we get through that?”
“I don't think [the friendships will] ever be the same,” she continues. “But I do think the viewers and I have seen some icebreaking … I’m hopeful.”