Cynthia Bailey shot down rumors that she was pregnant, and revealed she was suffering from a medical condition, and now in a new interview with RadarOnline, Cynthia opens up about her health. “I can’t say a whole lot about it …” Cynthia tells Radar. “But I am dealing with a medical situation. I will be having a surgery and rectifying the [situation]. That will play out on the show.” Cynthia wanted to share her condition on the show so she can build awareness for her illness.
“As part of the journey I am going through with that, I decided I did wanted to share it with the world because I felt like there is a lot of education in this process that I am going to be going through,” she said. “I decided to take you guys on this journey with me because I really didn’t know a lot about it. And then once you find out something, people aren’t always diligent about getting to the doctor and really figuring out what I need to do or just being overall healthy people in general.”
“It has really just changed my life and how I look at my health,” she explains. “I’m in my forties. I really have to take care of myself. I have to make sure I make those yearly visits to the doctor and just get checked out. I’m so busy that time just goes and I’m like, ‘Oh my god. I haven’t gone.’ But it’s super important.”
“I really want to be somewhat of a health advocate for ‘Hey, take care of yourself.’ It’s great to be successful and do all these great things, but I can’t be a role model if I’m not healthy, if I’m not alive,” Cynthia continues. “The more information I got about it once I did go to the doctor and really saw the rewards, how good I was going to feel from dealing with it, and how many women actually deal with this condition, I felt it just would be powerful to relay that information out there. Over three or four million people watch our show. And even they love the drama, but I think it’s great when they can actually get some education out of it as well.”
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