Lisa Vanderpump from The real housewives of Beverly Hills suddenly left the middle of the season and never returned to the party, even for the reunion.
She experienced a grim final season, filming immediately after her brother’s death and then charged with the cast of lying about posting a story about Dorit Kemsley. Vanderpump now explains why she didn’t finish the season, admitting she was in such a dark place, that she didn’t have the strength to keep filming.
“You know, when we talk about all the consequences of suicide and genocide,” she said. Dear Media’s podcast The Skinny Mystery of Him & Her. “Yeah, I’m taking full responsibility for not being strong enough to finish the series. I was not in a place where I felt I could go on my own mental health. I was crying every day, it wasn’t, you know, no, it wasn’t a healthy situation. ”
Lisa Vanderpump opened up about how she was dealing with her own depression
Usually one for pushing forward with stiff high lips, Vanderpump shared that she was struggling. “And for the first time in my life, I took antidepressants and went to treatment,” she said. “[I had] I have never seen a therapist in my life. He was always making me smile. When you fill out a form in America and they would say, who is your GP. I’m like, we don’t have one. It’s just like that … And I needed to see someone because on the same, the first words they said to me that I suddenly got it, they said there’s a light at the end of the tunnel with sadness. ”
“You are walking towards a bright light,” she continued. “It will take time for you to get there, but it will get better with sadness. You can navigate over it. You will get used to it, but you will walk towards that light. And I remember thinking, alright, that this terrible wall of my own kind of sadness is going to go away. ”
‘You’re going automatically,’ I’m so sorry. ‘I was like texting on the edge,’ said Vanderpump. “I didn’t want to see it on camera for the first time. So he was texting on the edge anyway. Until it happens to you and God forbid, it is going to happen to many listeners. I mean, it is, especially with what is going on in the world now it has become more common. But until it happens to you, I don’t think you understand. But empathy is something we should have, even if it isn’t, you know, we should try to force ourselves on people saying, I can’t think. ”