Lisa Rinna’s daughter, 19, first revealed how she was recovering from an eating disorder back in April of 2018. And on last Tuesday’s episode of the “Skinny Confidential” podcast, she revealed that the doctor overseeing her recovery only gave her months to live because of how bad her health was.
“I woke up one morning at my best friend’s house. My parents, my sister, they’re all outside, like waiting to pick me up,” she spoke of her family’s intervention.
“They’re like, ‘Get in the car. We’re going to UCLA [to get treatment].'”
She went on saying, “We show up, it’s like this really scary old man’s office. He looked at me and he was like, ‘At this rate, in about four months, you’re going to be 45 pounds and you’re going to be dead.'”
And after hearing how she could die, Hamlin said she “snapped out of it” and decided it was time to get better.
Hamlin went on to say: “I’m not going to be this type of person. I’m not going to ruin my life because of whatever issues I’m having. You don’t need to be skinny to live your best life. It’s either be skinny and die or happy and be who you are.”
Hamlin’s anorexia battle recently resurfaced on “RHOBH,” as Garcelle Beauvais asked Rinna, 57, if she believes her sexy dancing videos contributed to her daughter’s body image issues.
“It just really breaks my heart when people blame it on [my mom] because it really isn’t her fault that she was born in such a slim figure,”
Hamlin said the following, last Tuesday: “I get it that you’re the new ‘Housewife,’ but you don’t need to bring in a story that you probably know nothing about. She’s probably never even read my posts on my story. I’ve never even met her … To bring that up and blame it on my mom, my mom already has to deal with so much blame and guilt.”
Previously, Hamlin has admitted she believes she would have relapsed if she did not go public with her battle.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.