Luann de Lesseps has PTSD — and she didn’t even know it!
The Real Homemakers Of New York idol made some life-changing disclosures while seeking treatment for her alcohol abuse, which she experienced after she was arrested on attacks of disorderly intoxication, artillery on law enforcement officers, and defying arrest with violence on Christmas Eve.
While she initially said it was revisiting the point of her 2016 bridal to Tom D’Agostino — which ended in divorce seven a few months later — that drove her to drink that night, regiman moved the 52 -year-old realise another life event factored into her booze: a frightening auto accident she’d get into almost twenty years ago.
In a new interview with People, the Bravo-lebrity excused she was left with unresolved feelings following the 1999 coincidence when she was in the car with her Victoria and Noel, who were at the time only 4 and 2. She echoed:
“I came down a mountainside in Switzerland. I contemplated I killed myself and my children. I never really faced that frightening accident, and through that and everything else, my passions simply crept up on me and drove me to the part of self-medicating with booze. Parties think it’s just about Tom. It’s not just about Tom.”
Scary! But … it’s also a great deal about Tom.
Following her divorce from the businessman, de Lesseps started drinking at the least seven alcoholic drink a daylight. She revealed 😛 TAGEND
“I would start with a martini and maybe have two martinis and then get into the wine-colored at dinner. Then I’d have a little bit of vodka soda before used to go. I would have the hair-of-the-dog drink the next day, and drink more, and it didn’t feel good.”
But no matter how much she boozed, the booze failed to numb the anguish — and it wasn’t until she endeavoured medicine that a more insidious unresolved damage presented itself 😛 TAGEND
“I had PTSD, and I didn’t even know it because all those years ago PTSD was not a real thing, particularly in Europe. Nothing had ever heard of PTSD when I had my automobile accident. I never actually plowed that horrific collision that happened to me.”
Now having been sufficiently considered, de Lesseps suggests she hasn’t been persuasion to have a sip — nonetheless, she isn’t swearing off “good red wine” forever. She acknowledged 😛 TAGEND
“Will I drink again? I don’t know. I miss good red wine. Not to say that I’ll never have good red wine again. Who knows where we’ll all be tomorrow. For today, that’s the choice that I’m making for myself.”
Good for you, Countess!
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