Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel has confirmed that she’s been battling an illness – but that she does not have cancer.

Bethenny Frankel Cancer Scare

Frankel, 45, decided to set the record straight regarding rumors that she is battling cancer. The speculation about Frankel’s health began last month when she stated that she had a “women’s health issue” that “many women can relate to.” Furthermore, Frankel appears in the trailer for the new The Real Housewives of New York City trailer talking about undergoing surgery and looking into whether or not she has a living will.

“I don’t have cancer. I don’t even like that that word is sort of out there,” Frankel told Entertainment Tonight. “I have a couple of different female issues going on at the same time that have created kind of the perfect storm, so I am dealing with it.”

Though Frankel doesn’t have cancer, the health scare has taken its toll on the reality TV star. She’s been motivated to stay strong, however, for the sake of her five-year-old daughter, Bryn.

“It’s really important to stay strong for my daughter,” Frankel told ET. “It brings up so many things. We can live our lives selfish and single and that’s one thing, but when you have a health issue and you have a child, it makes you think about all these different things you wouldn’t normally think.”

The Real Housewives of New York City premieres its new season on Bravo April 6 at 9/8c.

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