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Real Housewives Star Reveals 17 Year Battle With Multiple Sclerosis!

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She may be whacky and possibly a little delusional, but we do have to give her credit for speaking so candidly.

The Real Housewives Of D.C. star and White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi has announced that she has been battling multiple sclerosis - which is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system - for 17 years!

She says:

"This is the first time I've said it publicly. My own family, my cousins, a lot of the people dearest to me - my best friend just found out - it's something I kept personal. I think a lot of people do with chronic illnesses or any type of disease, whether it's heart [disease] or whatever you deal with, you know, breast cancer, so for me, I kept it personal because I never wanted to be judged, never wanted to have pity, and I certainly wanted to hold on to my job. I think we are making strides in America every year but maybe this time with the White House and everything that took place, maybe all this happened for a reason and I can do something good to help someone else."

We certainly hope you do, bb.

We think it's very commendable that you're bringing awareness to such a difficult and sometimes debilitating condition.

Now stop acting like a crazy person on TV so we don't have to rag on you!

Thoughts?? What do U think about Michaele's announcement??

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50 comments to “Real Housewives Star Reveals 17 Year Battle With Multiple Sclerosis!”

  1. 1

    I hope this isn't another one of her lies. I'd like her DR to come out and confirm it because she and her husband are professional liars.

  2. 2

    sad. but you are too fucking old to write "bb" stop it it's annoying. You're bald, if you're bald writing "bb" is inapropriate.

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  4. 4

    She is a big fat liar!!!!

  5. 5

    Sorry, but I think she's full of shit.

  6. 6

    I don't believe a word that comes out of her mouth.

  7. 7

    Good Lord Salahi, you lying sack of shit. You're hitting home for me, I've seen this firsthand. No one close to you knew this? In 17 years you have never had an exacerbation? You've never been blown up taking steroids to try to force this bitch back into remission? You have never slurred when you weren't drunk? You have never tripped over nothing but your own two feet? You have never had retarded (no pun) motion in any of your extremities? I CALL MAJOR BULLSHIT YOU FUCKING FAMEWHORE. Since you want it so bad, I pray you end up with it. A lot of people would be real happy to give theirs to you. Karma babe, it's a bitch.

  8. 8

    Sucks for her, but kudos for coming out with it!! My sister and a couple of really good friends have that, and it is horrid what it can do to you!

  9. 9

    I am cynical of her motives, and her deluded grab for facetime makes me doubt it's even true. If it were so important to hold this tidbit near to her heart that she didn't even tell her best friend until recently, I am dubious she told the whole world for anything but attention and sympathy. Isn't it 14:45 yet?

  10. 10

    OMG! Are you kidding me? Her family and dearest friends don't know? That's just a little too weird to me! This disease can be very harsh on a person….how did she hide it all these years…sounds like a bit of a pity party to me…..call it what it is, sorry.

  11. 11

    Eh. I'm so very sorry. :( But WHY would someone with M.S. act the way she does knowing that her time might be limited? :*(?

  12. 12

    She is a liar.

  13. 13

    17 years? Wouldn't there be some sort of visual signs? I don't buy it.


  14. 14

    Liar. Every time she opens her mouth she is just a puppet for whatever her husband wants her to say. I smell publicity stunt.

  15. 15

    whats up with her face?

  16. 16

    I feel sorry for her if she does have this disease, but it just seems like a way to get PR. She certainly is no role model and hasn't gotten the attention she probably thought she would have on a reality show.

  17. 17

    Is that really her???? She looks like she has aged 20 years in the past month.

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  19. 19

    I'm calling BULLSHIT! If she isn't lying about this too, then she is NOT someone who is " commendable that you're bringing awareness to such a difficult and sometimes debilitating condition." She hid this from everyone like it was something to be ashamed of! Only people, like Montel Williams for MS, or Michael J. Fox for Parkinsons, are people who should be commended for speaking out. This woman is doing anything she can to stay relevant and it won't work.

  20. 20

    I don't buy it. She kept this from her family and closes friends for 17 years? For reals? No f'ing way!! I sincerely hope she doesn't have it but I'm leary of her and her husbands motives. Per the MS website, "Approximately half of all people with MS experience cognitive impairments such as difficulties with concentration, attention, memory, and poor judgment.." so it could explain her bad judgement!!

  21. 21

    *L*I*A*R* __ Perez was suckered__

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  23. 23

    On last week's RHDC, a black government type said to Michaele, words to the effect: "In this town, when you lose your credibility, you lose everything."

    It's ironic Michaele agreed, since she has no credibility of any kind and has proven herself to be a liar at almost every turn, including falsely accusing Whoopi of "hitting" her.

    Considering the source, there's no way I'd believe this. Michaele has proved herself fully capable of telling any lie simply to amke herself look good (or less bad) — and there's no way that loser of a husband of hers would have signed up for an invalid as a wife.

    I call BULLSH!T!!!

  24. 24

    I believe if she really has M.S then it is very very slow relapses because her own family have never realised. Although i don't believe that she would lie at such a thing because it is not an illness to be mocked.

  25. 25

    well, go ahead and take another puff off of a ciggarette hunny,

  26. 26

    I think she's lying, there i said it. It's terrible to second guess someone's illness. But this is Hype Machine we're talking about here. It wouldn't be the first time she lied, and if she did she should be crucified. I know someone with MS, it's nothing to fib about.

  27. 27

    I simply do not believe it. Yet another of the Salahi fabrications.
    MS and she's been dumping botox into her face by the bucket, plastic surgery, etc? No way, jose.
    Those pucker lines around her mouth are really pronounced. She's not aging very well is she? Time for more surgery dearie?
    Oops, guess not. She didn't pay the last doctor bill for it. lol

  28. 28

    dont believe her, sorry

  29. 29

    This bitch and her husband seem to be willing to do anything or share anything so long as the attention is on them.

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    Loss of balance is most common symptom reported among ALL MS patients. She would not be able to wear her ever-present über high heels if she were indeed a 17 year survivor of MS. Most MS patients are mistaken for drunk - not anorexic.

  31. 31

    omg she looks like heidi montag!!!!!

  32. 32

    So she's saying that maybe something is impairing her mind?

    And that its contagious since her husband behaves the same way?

    Do they both have the same form of M.S.?

    And how come the lovely Annette Funicello never crashed the Eisenhower White House - not once?

  33. 33

    BS I say! I have MS and although it's an unpredictable illness with no two being the same, her ass is lying..especially with her blaming her not eating and skinny ass on the MS! Nothing to do with MS! I think it's just disgusting that she is claiming she has MS.

  34. 34

    i'm calling bullshit, MS is too debilitating of a disease for her to look that healthy especially after 17 years………..

  35. 35

    She's d-bag compulsive media whoring liar…let's see 17 years of doctors notes on this.

    It's just another stunt!

  36. 36

    I call BS on her family not knowing…who wouldn't tell their family especially when you get a diagnosis like that…you want answers…especially from immediate family members about others in the family…who had it, who they think had it, what side of the family it may have came from…She is the worst!

    That's crap…and that's why it's a lie!

  37. 37

    I've had MS for 15 years and can tell you first hand that there this disease is so individual that some people barely have any symptoms at all and some wind up in wheelchairs. The course of my disease has been painful but one would never know I had it by looking at me! I have a pretty normal life with invisible symptoms. Kids, career, the whole 9. I've had many short lived horrible attacks but they have cleared up every time. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy but glad I don't have something worse and untreatable.
    For all of you who know absolutely nothing about it please STFU! I don't trust this freak either but she absolutely could have it.

    Oh and P.S - MS IS NOT FATAL! I wish people knew that. People with MS don't have much shorter lives than others either. It all depends on the severity of that individual's disease.

  38. 38

    for people like "Token Chick" "Shamela" & "SeeSpot" -do your homework before stating such ignorant things about a disease you obviously know nothing about!

  39. 39

    What lows the Salahis will go to!! I'm sure the next episode she will be in a wheelchair!

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    I think the timing couldn't be better, considering her legal battle.

  41. 41

    She may very well be a liar, but it's also very possible to have MS for many, many yrs. w/ no outward symptoms that others would be aware of, especially if she isolates during exacerbations. I'm an RN and have MS and probably 50% of us look totally or almost normal where no one would guess, at least especially when we're not having exacerbations. Think Clay Walker, Mrs. Mitt Romney, etc. Think the president on the West Wing, for heaven's sake. So much of that was actually accurate and he hid it from everyone. This type of judgment is why a lot of us *don't* speak up about our invisible illnesses.

  42. 42

    You are soooo goddamn gullible and stupid when it it is soooo obvious, mario.

    WE ALL CALL BS ON THE MS. Ask anyone who REALLY has it and they will give you a million reasons her claims are impossible. She is disgusting and a pathological liar.

    It is time BRAVO cut her and her delusional husband from the show before they (bravo) become liable in their (salahis) actions and claims.

  43. 43

    Does she also admit to being a man in the past?? oopps. was that a secret?

  44. 44

    liar. drama queen. pathetic

  45. 45

    Re: mrsjak – Exactly. I have had MS for 23 years, and no one even know it unless I tell them. I hate it when people talk about it when they dont even know what they are talking about! RESEARCH MS before you start making statements.

  46. 46

    Nobody knows? She doesn't show symptoms? Thats fucking bull to the extreme.
    MS is a crippling disease, my teacher had to quit her job because of it, she sure looks fine.

  47. 47

    Re: Shewolf – MS is not Hereditary.

  48. 48

    My grandfather had MS for 15 years and by the end he could barely talk and couldn't walk. I highly doubt that this bitch has MS.

  49. 49

    Re: mrsjak – Sorry to have offended anyone who genuinely has the disease; lost a friend's mom to it and have another dear friend who's brother's been fighting the battle for as long as Salahi claims she has.

    However, the Salahis have only been consistent about two things — lying to cover up and lying for attention/effect — so I don't believe for a second that this creature has MS. And, while we're at it, what's to stop Salahi from posting on Perez as an MS patient to bolster the lie and guilt the skeptical into apologies?

    I wouldn't wish MS on my worst enemy — or even either of the Salahis — but when those two open their mouths or take to their keyboards, you can't believe a thing that comes out of them.

  50. 50

    okay i retract my statement, i did not realize that it showed no symptoms in some people. i just know 3 people that do have it and it's really bad. sorry to be misinformed….but seriously, this bitch is whack. she's using it as a pity party if anything.