The RHOBH star opens up about her Lyme disease fight in Tuesday's The Dr. Oz Show
Yolanda Hadid says her struggles with lyme disease has forced her children to grow up “a lot faster” than they would have normally.
“There were nights where Gigi, at three o’clock in the morning, had to drive me to the emergency room because I had such severe inflammation in my brain that I’d be balling on the floor like please take me to the hospital,” Hadid says in a preview clip. “So you know, and not just Gigi driving, Anwar and Bella in the back of the car and the three of us going to the hospital. And, them being there, they learn to take charge and be my strength.”
“My children is what kept me alive. I remember just waiting for them to get out of school, just to give them a hug and look at them for hope,” says Hadid. “There were many days that I really didn’t want to live anymore. But when you look at your children it’s not a choice anymore, right? You have to. You have to get through. You have to keep fighting and searching to get well.”
In 2015, the reality star revealed that daughter Bella and son Anwar also struggle with Lyme disease. Hadid was diagnosed in 2012.
The Dr. Oz Show airs weekdays (check local listings).