Sutton Stracke Had a Health Scare at the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Reunion — Is She OK?

"That was not the problem. Discontinue this false narrative," Sutton replied to a fan's theory about her health scare. Here's what really happened at the reunion.

Melissa Willets - Author

Mar. 15 2024, Updated 11:54 a.m. ET

Sutton Stracke on 'WWHL' with Andy Cohen
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As if Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wasn't dramatic enough!

In Part 3 of the reunion special, fans were shocked to see Southern belle Sutton Stracke suffer a health emergency while filming.

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Is Sutton OK? Did she have to go to the hospital? Here's what to know about the Bravo star's health issue during the reunion, and how the controversial cast member is doing today.

Crystal Kung Minkin, Sutton Stracke, Annemarie Wiley, Garcelle Beauvais, Kyle Richards, and Dorit Kemsley on a couch
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How was Sutton Stracke's health leading up to the reunion?

We'll get to the scary incident that played out on film during the reunion for Season 13 of RHOBH. But first, if you watched the latest episodes, you might not be super surprised that Sutton's health was tenuous at best leading into the taping.

Indeed, her health emergency prompted a litany of speculation among fans given what we saw play out during the season.

Of course, the dating-impaired star's "small esophagus" was a major storyline in the season. She was also accused of having a drinking problem, and after a clip of the reunion started making the rounds in late February 2024, one viewer suggested that what happened to her at the taping was due to alcohol withdrawal.

Sutton's retort at the time? "That was not the problem. Discontinue this false narrative.”

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Fans will also recall how cast members accused Sutton of not eating enough.

Sutton was also clearly under a lot of stress throughout the seasons, in large part due to her ex-husband moving out of the country. Don't forget the tension she had with other cast members, especially Kyle Richards.

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So what happened to Sutton at the reunion?

Here's what went down: At one point, after Kathy Hilton joined the main cast on the sofa, Sutton fell back on the sofa, moaning, "Whoa." She was shaking, and the other women quickly asked if she's OK. Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton's closest ally on the show, said, "Can we call somebody please?" Annemarie Wiley, a nurse anesthetist, immediately insisted that Sutton lie down. Because Garcelle pointed out that Sutton had mentioned feeling hot, Kathy thought it might be a hot flash. The medic who checked Sutton said her blood pressure and pulse were high and that they could take her to urgent care.

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Garcelle took Sutton backstage to get some food, and the medic checked her again later, but Sutton was still shaking and feeling nauseous and sleepy. She was taken to urgent care at that point, with Garcelle by her side.

Sutton later explained to People that she'd been feeling hot about halfway through the reunion, even though it was freezing in the studio. By the time she'd gotten to urgent care, she couldn't stop vomiting, and she was then taken to the ER. Garcelle remained with her the whole time.

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“And after a chest X-ray and blood work, they said, ‘You have suffered from exhaustion,’ which sounds stupid, but it's a real thing, ‘and dehydration.’ And on top of it, I saw my doctor two days later — a severe case of bronchitis. So, I couldn't win. Between those three things, it was the trifecta of sickness, so I had to stay in bed for about 10 days,” Sutton told the outlet.

Sutton believed that between all the work and traveling she'd been doing, her body had "collapsed," but she said that she took the time to rest after her health scare.

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