Tamra Judge Gives an Update on Her Husband’s Health

Tamra Judge and Eddie Judge.

Getty Tamra Judge and Eddie Judge.

Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge’s husband, Eddie Judge, “was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation” in 2018, per People magazine. According to WebMD, the heart condition “is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart.” 

In the January 17 episode of her podcast, “Two Ts In A Pod,” co-hosted by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Tamra gave an update on her husband’s health. She explained that he had neglected to get “a check up on his heart” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The mother of four shared he recently went to his cardiologist at San Diego Scripps Hospital because his left atrial appendage “was not working properly” which could cause a stroke. 

“The doctor said ‘not horrible, we’ll keep you on blood thinners until you have this test which is a TEE [Transesophageal Echocardiogram], the scoping of the heart for the structure and the function, make sure everything is working,’” explained Tamra. 

She shared that Eddie was “waiting for his results” and hoped that his “appendage repaired itself.”

“If not, then he has to deal with having an implant called a Watchman put in his heart,” said the RHOC star. 

While recording the January 20 “Two Ts In A Pod” episode, Tamra shared she believes Eddie will likely have to get the Watchman implant, as his results indicated that his left atrial appendage has a low emptying velocity.

Tamra Judge Discussed Her Surgery 

Tamra underwent abdominal surgery in December 2022. The reality television personality spoke about the procedure in the January 11 episode of her podcast.

The mother of four explained that she had emergency surgery 10 years ago because of an incarcerated hernia. The RHOC star noted that her belly button was disfigured as a result of the procedure and decided she wanted to cosmetically alter the look of her stomach. Her doctor, however, determined that she needed another abdominal surgery, which took about five hours. 

“[The surgeon] opened me up and said it was like a warzone, he had to take out all the scar tissue, it was my entire stomach wall because I have mesh in, mesh is way below that though, and then guess what he found? Another hernia where my insides were starting to push through the hernia,” said Tamra. 

She also shared that she has to wear “a little silicon plug” to help shape her belly button.  

“It just sits in there, like a retainer for your belly button, [the doctor says] because I’m a tiny girl and to get some depth in there because there’s not a lot of fat on my stomach, but I’m not going to lie, I did have extra skin taken off, so this was like repair work, a tummy tuck, and thank God I had it done because I would have never known I had that other hernia,” stated the RHOC personality. 

Tamra went on to say that recovery was difficult. 

“I just literally laid there, it was brutal,” shared the Bravo star. 

Tamra Judge Spoke About Her RHOC Return in December 2022 

Tamra returned to RHOC for its upcoming seventeenth season, which wrapped up production in November 2022. During a December 2022 interview with ExtraTV, the reality television personality spoke about coming back to the Bravo franchise after a two-year absence. She teased that fans can expect her to cause conflict with her co-stars. 

“I definitely stirred up a lot of s***. I had a lot of built up anger,” explained the 55-year-old. 

Tamra also shared she appreciated having the opportunity to be an RHOC star again. 

“It was really good to be back, it felt like home, it was something I have done for 13 years of my life, and I guess you guys are going to have to watch it and see. You might love hate me this year, but I got my point across, I made things interesting,” said the Vena CBD co-owner. 

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