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Sad Update: Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Daughter Briana Nearly Had Leg Amputated

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Aug. 7 2018, Updated 2:00 p.m. ET

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Vicki Gunvalson recently announced that her daughter Briana Culberson, wouldn't be appearing on Real Housewives of Orange County anymore. Now, the reality TV star revealed that her daughter has been dealing with some major health problems, and even came close to needing her leg amputated due to lupus. Read on for more details.

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"She has lupus. We almost lost her a couple years ago," Vicki said on The Daily Dish podcast. "That was one of the biggest fears I had in my life while I was filming. It's my 'Oh, my God' moment. And she was super, super sick. She got a very, very bad infectious disease from the hospital."

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"They almost amputated her leg ... she was extremely sick," she continued. "I put her in City of Hope National Medical Center and she was there in isolation for a month. The viewers don't know but we can share it now 'cause she survived it. But it was horrible."

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Briana won't appear on the show because she moved cross-country with her husband Ryan and sons Troy and Owen. Despite being far from her mother, it was a good move for the nurse, as she's finally getting the treatment she needs.

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"Now she's being treated for lupus out in University of North Carolina Medical Center, which is actually where she works," Vicki said. "She's an ER trauma nurse. They've got a great lupus center out there. So if God brought her out there to help her get through this, that was the good thing from it."

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This tragic news comes shortly after Vicki revealed she's had major facial plastic surgery.

What do you think about Briana's health scare? Let us know in the comments. 

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