Lisa Vanderpump’s fainting spell on “Dancing with the Stars” was the focus last night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Kyle and Kim Richards watched Lisa rehearse with her pro dance partner from last spring, Gleb. “Dancing” fans will recall that Lisa famously fainted while rehearsing, but there was suspicion behind how real the collapse really was.
Kyle and her sister weren’t convinced the fainting spell was real. They believe Lisa fainted because she was feeling overwhelmed and just wanted out of the competition. Yolanda Foster disagreed with their views, saying Lisa is too competitive and has too much integrity to leave a competition in that manner.
When Lisa updated her Bravo blog, she wrote this:
“Over the last few years my health has been checkered with anemia and dizziness and a few fainting spells. I have had a brain scan, two blood transfusions due to collapsing, EKGs and significant attempts to bring my blood pressure to a normal level, to no avail. I am fit, as I workout, everyday but chronic anemia and dizziness has been an issue. . .”
Lisa had a number of press assignments and rigorous flight schedules in addition to adding 6-hour dance rehearsals to all of that.
“The next day I was feeling wobbly. I had been instructed to drink protein shakes for the last week, as I had dropped eleven pounds and was definitely struggling. Yes I fainted. We went to the doctor (unfortunately with the cameras) and he diagnosed a plethora of problems: low blood pressure, swollen glands, fever, and exhaustion. We begged ABC to cut it out and they wouldn’t. It was my reality. I felt it was a sign of weakness — one that I didn’t want to share with the world. I am probably wrong in that misconception, but to me it’s like crying. I always strive to hold it together, alas I am also unsuccessful in that endeavor this season too.”
So, what did Lisa Vanderpump makes of her fellow, “RHOBH” co-stars making fun of her fainting spell?
“Now how do I feel when I see the Richards sisters mock me? Not great but sadly. . .I don’t expect anything less,” Lisa wrote.
Do you think Lisa’s faint was a fake?