Yolanda Hadid Wrote a Book About Lyme Disease Battle Titled ‘Believe Me’
Tired of explaining her illness, Yolanda Hadid has written a book about her battle with Lyme disease.
The 52-year-old will release Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease in February 2017.
The book, which details her life since her 2012 diagnosis, certainly seems directed at her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars who didn’t believe her illness, huh?
"While doctors continued to dismiss her pain and friends debated about her health diagnosis, Yolanda realized her mission and higher purpose of her journey is to use her newfound platform to educate, and bring awareness to the stigma surrounding chronic Lyme in order to bring hope to other sufferers who have been misdiagnosed and battling the invisible disability of chronic disease in general,” her publishers St. Martin’s Press said in a statement.
Two of Yolanda's children, Bella and Anwar (all but Gigi), have also been diagnosed with the disease and the RHOBH star claims her diagnosis changed the "dynamic" of her relationship with husband David Foster, leading to their December 2015 split.
"Well, you know we had a beautiful love story that I will treasure forever,” the former model told Andy Cohen about the split. “Unfortunately, it wasn't strong enough to withstand the turbulent circumstances that came our way and that's really the story.
"A chronic long-term illness is extremely challenging — not only for the person who is sick, but also for the caregiver," Yolanda added. "It for sure changed the dynamic of our relationship."
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7 will return to Bravo later this fall.