Bethenny Frankel spent two days at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a near-death experience

The reality star is also trying to get the hospital new beds.

Reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel.
Reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel. –Kevin Winter/Getty Images

“Real Housewives” star Bethenny Frankel suffered a near-death experience on Sunday when she went into anaphylactic shock, resulting in a two-day stay at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in between the emergency room and intensive care unit.

In a series of tweets Monday night and Tuesday morning, Frankel said that she suffers from a “rare fish allergy” and that, after having some soup, she fell unconscious.

Frankel, who attended Boston University and has recently been linked romantically with Boston businessman Paul Bernon, said that her boyfriend saved her life.

Frankel thanked Newton-Wellesley for its care, calling it “the best hospital I’ve ever been to,” and asking mattress manufacturer Casper to donate mattresses to the hospital.


“Of course my next project is to get them new mattresses from @Casper bc they have no budget for TVs or comfortable beds 🙁 for really sick people,” Frankel tweeted.

After apparently striking out with Casper, Frankel tagged Swedish furniture giant Ikea instead.

“Well @Casper said they can’t help with mattresses for @newtonwellesley so if anyone else has a mattress contact, please let me know,” Frankel tweeted. “The number in total is approx 200 twin mattresses or even those comfortable pillow tops. They also need pillows & linens. Thanks @ikea ???”

The official Newton-Wellesley Hospital Twitter account chimed in Tuesday morning, wishing Frankel well.

“.@Bethenny So glad you’re feeling better, happy to hear you had a nice experience at Newton-Wellesley!” the hospital tweeted.


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