'The Real Housewives of New York' season 8 update & spoilers: Bethenny Frankel confirms serious health issue, introduces new cast member

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Bravo TV reality show "The Real Housewives of New York" is not back on the small screen yet, but it's already shown that it's returning with loads of drama and bickering through the season 8 trailer that was released. But among all the scenes teased, the one that shows Bethenny Frankel talking about her health caught the attention of the fans, wondering what it's all about.

According to a report by Inquisitr, Frankel has confirmed already that she is in fact facing a serious health issue. It's not revealed though what sort of medical problem it is as Frankel has not disclosed the diagnosis yet. It seems like fans will just have to wait and see when the show returns. But Frankel was not totally sealed lip about it as she told People magazine that her condition is something that is common among women.

"I'm facing a women's health issue that many women can relate to," Frankel says. "I'm dealing with it head on and viewers will understand how I personally deal with matters such as this. I hope women can relate, learn and support each other in life moments like this," she added.

The trailer released shows Frankel saying that she has to go through surgery. She is also heard in one scene saying that she may need to explore living will. Despite the health hiccup, the 45-year-old "Housewives" star isn't slowing down though. The source reported that Frankel held a fiesta party for the launch of her new Watermelon Lime Margarita.

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Real Hosuewives of New York City season 8 trailer

Aside from Frankel's health condition, season 8 trailer of "The Real Housewives of New York" also reveals the newest cast member. International Business Times reported that the upcoming installment no longer includes Heather Thomson and Kristin Taekman but the cast is not short of members as the show has added Julianne "Jules" Wainstein. Not much is known about her yet, but the trailer teases that Wainstein is Asian and Jewish.

"The Real Housewives of New York" season 8 will premiere on April 6 on Bravo.

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