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Bethenny Frankel on Health Scare: ‘I’m Dealing With It Head-On’

The mystery remains. Bethenny Frankel confirmed to Us Weekly that she is facing an as-yet-unnamed health issue that was alluded to in the new trailer for the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of New York City.

“I’m facing a women’s health issue that many women can relate to,” the reality star told Us in a statement. “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.”

Bethenny Frankel

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In a preview clip for season 8, Frankel, 45, can be seen looking distressed as she chats with friends. At one point, the words “I have to do the surgery” flash across the screen.

The Skinnygirl founder also makes mention of needing to “explore a living will.”

Frankel most recently made headlines in January after she made disparaging remarks about Kmart employees — and then stood by her words.

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“People don’t always love me. They may even hate me, but they know that I’m telling it direct,” Frankel told Us at her Skinnygirl candy launch in NYC. “I would never be one of those celebrities that just wants to please everybody and wants to say exactly what everybody wants to hear and tiptoes around. If you want to hear my opinion, go on Instagram or Twitter and it’s there. You don’t have to agree with me.”

The new season of Real Housewives of New York City returns to Bravo on April 6 at 9 p.m. EST.

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