Last Thursday, daughter Gigi Hadid was anticipating her mom's return and provided an update on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's health at the First Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards, where she was being honored as Model of the Year by The Daily Front Row.
"She had a small procedure a couple of days ago and can't be here, but I'm doing it all for her and I know that she'll be able to come to things soon," Gigi told Access before her mom returned to the states. "She's still being treated in Asia, but she comes back hopefully at the end of this weekend."
Things didn't sound very encouraging for Yolanda Foster after she posted some alarming words about her health in a recent blog post.
"I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can't process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in and confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it," Yolanda Foster wrote.
— Health magazine (@goodhealth) January 24, 2015
Gigi Hadid told Access her mom's sincere words came after she encouraged Yolanda to write from the heart.
"She called me last week and she's like, 'I have to write my blog,' for her show and she's like, 'I can't do it. Like I can't even watch the show and it hurts' and I was like, 'Just be honest, you know,'" Gigi Hadid said. "And that's what she did for her last blog, was just open up and was like, 'I'm just gonna tell you guys it's hard for me' and she had to have someone else, you know, write it, but I think doing that is better than trying to fake it and it's only hurting her, but then she's not putting out a good blog, you know, for the fans and the readers and I think that they want to see that real side of her life. And there's a lot of Lyme, you know, patients that are reading that… understand where she's coming from and also so happy that they can have someone to relate to."
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It was difficult to be apart, said Gigi Hadid on Thursday, but with modern technology, the family was able to keep in touch.
"We're trying to stay strong for her mostly and be positive and keep her in touch and I was FaceTiming with her while I was getting ready today," Gigi Hadid said. "We wanna help her feel like she's not too far away 'cause I know it's lonely over there."