Bella Hadid Speaks Out About Lyme Disease Battle


A year after Yolanda Hadid announced that her two children Bella and Anwar also are battling Lyme disease, Bella is starting to share her journey just like her mother. Bella recently took to SnapChat, to share a photo of her arm with an IV in it and captioned the photo, “everyday.”


Bella perviously discussed how having Lyme has affected her life. “It affected my memory, so I suddenly wouldn’t remember how to drive to Santa Monica from Malibu, where I lived,” she told ES Magazine. “I couldn’t ride [horses]. I was just too sick. And I had to sell my horse because I couldn’t take care of it. If I’d had the chance to succeed in riding, I might not have modelled. I didn’t know that I was going to get sick.”

Yolanda also revealed that Bella had to give up her dream of competing in any equestrian events during the 2016 Olympics. “Bella had to give up her lifelong dream of having a professional riding career and a shot at the Olympics due to her severe symptoms and inability to ride,” she wrote in a blog in 2016. “This was the biggest heartbreak of her life and an extremely sensitive subject for her. She is resilient and focused on a new direction—she’s made a name for herself in the modeling industry while she struggles with symptoms of chronic Lyme every day.”

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Bella please see a real doctor and get yourself good medical advice. Please don’t follow you mother’s impossible journey.. Hopefully Bella doesn’t have breast implants.

What wonderful advice Aunt Bee. I think her mother has gone off the “deep end” with all the stuff she has done. No wonder David Foster divorced her. And, if she is soooo ill, how can she still be on RHOBC???? Bella, get yourself a good doctor and get well, you are too young to be like this!

I know Yolanda’s “Lyme Disease” has been a hot topic of conversation for a while now. I think she has gone overboard with all the things she has done. My brother had “Lyme Disease” about 20 yrs. ago. Either he didn’t have a very bad case of it or a different strain of it, because he is fine now and has been for many, many years. I know for a fact that he sure didn’t do all the things that Yolanda has done. The bottom line is….thank goodness he is all right now!!!!!

It sounds like he got his antibiotics in time. Where I live in Germany, Lyme Disease is a legitimate health concern as huge part of the cultural life is about being physically active in natural surroundings… and I do have one friend (also a former model) who suffers from the disease (she got bitten on vacation). It’s been a battle as she was full-blown by the time she was diagnosed, so I’m glad to hear your brother’s fine. Cases vary from person to person, and I’m often surprised how unfamiliar Americans are with the disease, varying stages, etc. You can… Read more »

I love Yolanda she’s real and a true friend. I would hang out with her and Kim before any of the other women. We all know she has plenty of money and her husband is a piece of shit. Go Yolanda you are beautiful inside and out. Kyle has turned into a joke!!!

“BAIL-out” to help drama queen momma, Yo? No doubt Yo had/has Lyme. However, the sympathy train ride became too long and cumbersome. Hope Bella doesn’t do the same thing for publicity–is a DUI court date due soon or something?

I think you hit the nail on the head One Rotten Egg. Yo is probably pushing the journey angle because she will also get more publicity. Knowing all the nasty feedback Yo got you would think she would want to spare her daughter that heartache. STAGE MOTHER personified.

I wonder what Yo is putting in Bella’s IV…. She (Yo) has signs of Munchausen by proxy. She loves the attention she gets via her sick kids a bit too much. Why is Yo in that picture. Why is it always about Yolanda. If I was Bella, I would run far away from Mom, see an Infectious Disease specialist (doctor) on my own, and not pump random IVs in my arm at mom’s place or anywhere that is not affiliated with the real doctor. This internist is someone who actually has completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease (after a residency… Read more »

ITA with you !!!!
why is YoYo in a pic with her daughter ? because for YoYo it is all about the attention
YoYo would of no longer been a HW down grade to FoHW and she is using Lyme and her kids to get attention
Everyday is the caption on pic I call BS on that
YoYo herself could not find a doctor USA that would DX her with Lyme 101 doctors is extreme

I think the Munchausen by Proxy accusation is taking it a little far. Most audiences had never even heard of the term before Lisa Rinna read it off of Wikipedia, and now people are doling this catchphrase out the way we would Halloween candy. I only knew of the term because I live in German,y and know the real history that the fictional Baron Von Munchausen was based on. I get that people hate Yolanda, but why now start taking it out on her kid by saying she’s faking? Yolanda offered to show Lisa Bella’s medical records on RHoBH, and… Read more »
If you saw what has been written about her doctor here in the states, you might think differently. It has nothing to do with where he obtained his medical degree, so there is no need for you to get so defensive. He claims to be a psychiatrist and a specialist in everything but has just a medical degree and no other specialties. I know the term I use and also there are other updated names, Fictitious Disorder and Fictitious Disorder by Proxy, but they mean the same thing. I think Yolanda has serious problems and they are noall physical. She… Read more »

I don’t understand how after 4 years, Yolanda suddenly gets better after having breast implants removed. Why she suddenly gets better after the divorce announcement. I will never believe she was as bad off as she publicized it.

I really detest (not you) some of the comments that think it is some hatred of Yolanda that makes me write what is obvious (to me) about the inappropriate behavior I have seen. I know you have seen it as well. I have always said she needs help. She seems to find people who claim to be specialists, when in reality, it appears to me, that she finds someone to say what she wants them to say, as they take her (and David’s?) money in large numbers. She loves all of the treatments a bit too much. She does exhibit… Read more »

In the bottom photo, it appears that blood is siphoning out of her vein or she is receiving a blood transfusion…why?

I think a lot of people have heard the term before. It’s been in the news when highly publicized cases involving moms and a nurse or doctor have been suspects in the deaths of their kids/patients. Rinna may not have heard about it or Kyle, but that’s not saying a whole lot.

I read an interesting article this morning. Bella has been voted UK GQ model of the year, I always thought she was the most attractive of the two girls. What she did say was it was her mums first time out of bed in four years due to Lyme. Do they think we are stupid, Yo has filmed each year on BH been filmed in several exotic locations, been filmed driving etc etc etc!

Yes Suze she looks gorgeous on that cover. She and much darker features than Gigi but they’re both beautiful of course. While I think it’s good that she’s using her status to shed light on her illness, I say enough already. And I say that and I am one of the very few who is a Yo fan lol. But yes, enough pics of veins and needles and all that .


Fact: Bella Hadid needs no extra publicity, she has already achieved becoming one of the most in-demand high fashion models in the WORLD.

I would love to meet Yo & decide for myself about her. I love her from the show & always defend her. That being said I don’t know she continues with the “bed” photos when they invite so much anger & at the very least, skepticism. I love that she called everyone Hollywood friends bc I know what she means. I have had many myself living in LA. I do wish she’d lay low for awhile. Let the dust settle & focus on her health outside the spotlight.

I’ve seen her girls at the shows ( during fashion weeks). They’re gorgeous. Have yet to work a show where I’ve seen her in attendance, but who knows, maybe this time around (during the shows over the next 3 weeks)? I also love that quote about Hollywood friends. It’s a definite occupational/social hazzard in locales that cater to glamour professions. I have Hollywood friends and I don#t ven live in LA, lol. That said, I never understood why people get so up in arms over Yolanda’s photos, it’s not like they HAVE to see them. She posts them on HER… Read more »

Yes I agree Bon Vivant. It’s probably best to just ignore the articles that upset us. I’m trying to do more of that myself. I also avoid all things kardashian or Kanye & I love that I know nothing about them. Xoxo

In NJ every doctor who diagnoses a patient with Lyme Disease has to report each to the state and then they make sure that each and every patient is treated appropriately. They are followed up.
An Infectious Disease Specialist has no less than 6 years of education after he graduates medical school.

If this girl is SOOOOOOOO sick, why was she smoking cigs and boozing it up, last month at Kylie Jenner’s WEEK LONG birthday celebration in Turks & Caicos?!? She looked mighty healthy then. (When I had mono, 30yrs ago, I was so exhausted all the time. I slept 12hrs a nite and had to take 2hr naps every day. NO way would I have gone on trips, smoked or drank alcohol). I think this Lime Disease is all a bunch of b.s., so Yolanda can get out of that pre-nup w/David and she brought a couple of kids along, on… Read more »

I agree 100 percent with everything you’ve pointed out in your posts Bon Vivant. Someone close to me has suffered with chronic Lyme for many years. She has periods of time where she’s feeling better only to be hit with a flare up. Last year when I wanted to comment with words of encouragement concerning Yolanda’s illness many on this site were less than kind to those who did so. Therefore I kept my feelings to myself. I’m glad you so eloquently said what I was thinking.