The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC

Kelly Dodd Says She and Her Husband Rick Leventhal Contracted Lyme Disease

Scary stuff!

Kelly Dodd recently revealed that she and her husband, Rick Leventhal, have contracted Lyme Disease.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star announced the diagnosis on her Instagram Stories while filming Rick taking medicine to treat it.

“So, we tested positive for Lyme disease,” Kelly said.

“I’ve never had contact with a tick in my life,” she shared. Rick then revealed that it’s his third time testing positive for the tick-borne disease.


Rick hopes that the pills will cure his Lyme disease once more as it has in the past.

Meanwhile, fans are waiting with baited breathe to find out if Kelly will be returning for season 16 of RHOC.

Last week, Kelly told fans that they will “find out in a week” if she’s returning to RHOC for another season.

She also told another fan that she didn’t “know” or  “care” if Bravo had plans to ask her back for season 16.

RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.

Thoughts on Kelly and Rick’s Lyme Disease diagnosis? Sound off below!

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