Bethenny Frankel hospitalized in ICU after falling unconscious

The Real Housewives of New York City season 11 will not be missing another Housewife, thanks to the epinephrine auto-injector Bethenny Frankel carries around. The 48-year-old told fans she nearly died after a severe allergic reaction on Sunday, December 16.

“I have [a] rare fish allergy,” she tweeted on Monday. “Sun, I had soup, itched & was unconscious for 15 mins then [taken] to ER & ICU for 2 days w BP of 60/40.”

The reality star added: “I couldn’t talk, see, thought I had a stroke & [was] dying & told if 5 mins later I’d be dead. 911 & EPI saved me. I’ll never not carry an #epipen.”

In another tweet, she referred to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, as the best hospital she has ever visited, adding, “I am so grateful.” Now she’s on a mission to get better mattresses for the facility.

When another Twitter user pointed out how rare fish allergies are, the SkinnyGirl founder responded, “It’s very unusual & confusion so I keep it to myself bc it is hard to describe.”

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THE AINSWORTH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/01/25: Bethenny Frankel wearing Valentino skirt, Altuzzara coat and Louboutin shoes attends Febreze Launches New Super Bowl Ad Campaign at a public appearance at The Ainsworth. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Bethenny Frankel is seen arriving to the funeral for Bobby Zarin at Riverside Memorial Chapel on January 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer and Sonja Morgan attend as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Bethenny Frankel attends as ONE Jeanswear Group and Bethenny Frankel Celebrate the Launch of Skinnygirl Jeans on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Skinnygirl Jeans)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 06: Bethenny Frankel speaks at the Opening Night of the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center on December 6, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Bethenny Frankel attends the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Bethenny Frankel seen out in a pink Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween on October 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel and Tinsley Mortimer attend the 2017 Delivering Good Annual Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on November 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BETHENNY & FREDRIK -- Pictured: (l-r) Fredrik Eklund, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, actor Debra Messing and tv personality Bethenny Frankel participate in the phone bank onstage during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 13: Bethenny Frankel arrives at the amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Californi (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SHARK TANK - ABCs Shark Tank Season 9 Premiere Event at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. (Matt Petit/ABC via Getty Images) BETHENNY FRANKEL
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 09: Bethenny Frankel visits with survivors of hurricane Harvey at Dress for Success Houston on September 9, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 17: Bethenny Frankel attends the B Floral Cocktail Hour at the Southampton Social Club on August 17, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 05: Bethenny Frankel attends Women's Health and FEED's 6th Annual Party Under the Stars at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on August 5, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Bethenny Frankel seen out and about in Manhattan on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 10: Dan Wright and Bethenny Frankel attend The 17th Annual Midsummer Night Drinks Benefiting God's Love We Deliver at Private Residence on June 10, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14095 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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RHONY viewers witnessed Frankel suffer through another allergic reaction on the show in season 10, when the cast took a group trip to Colombia. After eating soup that, unbeknownst to her, contained fish. She excused herself from the lunch table, went back to her room and threw up.

“It’s the worst feeling,” she said on the show. “Your throat gets itchy, you feel like you’re going to throw up. It’s like a poison inside you.”

Even without this medical drama, 2018 has been a particularly rough year for the Bravo star. On August 10, her boyfriend Dennis Shields died at 51 of an apparent prescription drug overdose.

“It’s hard to breathe and I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so,” Frankel tweeted a couple weeks later. “It’s excruciating — death is no closure and constant [questions] & memories. Our relationship is current, so it’s painfully raw. Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends.”

Around the same time, a source told Us Weekly that Frankel was “absolutely devastated” over the loss, adding, “She lost her best friend, her partner, her business partner. He’s family. His family is her family. They’ve known each other over 30 years.”

Frankel shares daughter Bryn, 8, with ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

The Real Housewives of New York City Season 11 will likely premiere in April 2019.

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Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel in happier times
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Bethenny Frankel (R) and Jason Hoppy are seen on March 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Magnani/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: (L-R) Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy and Nari Gill attend SELF Magazine Celebrates Cover Star Bethenny Frankel at Beauty & Essex on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images for SELF Magazine)
BETHENNY EVER AFTER -- 'Paradise Found'' Episode 310 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Luke Inman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BETHENNY EVER AFTER -- ''Aspen-ational' Episode 313 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy -- (Photo by: Zach Ornitz/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel are seen with daughter Bryn Hoppy on the streets of Manhattan on January 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: (L to R) TV personalities Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel, and Bryn Hoppy play in a Tribeca park on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
�2010 GAMEPIKS Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy sit courtside as they attend the Los Angeles Lakers/Sacramento Kings NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 3, 2010. The Lakers defeated the Kings 113-80 to end their four-game losing streak. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
BETHENNY EVER AFTER -- 'I Need Some Lovin�( From My Oven' Episode 208 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy (Photo by Isabella Vosmikova/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BETHENNY EVER AFTER -- 'Paradise Found'' Episode 310 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Hoppy, Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Luke Inman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI - FEBRUARY 27: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are seen on the beach on February 27, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo By Fred Hernandez/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
�2010 GAMEPIKS Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy sit courtside as they attend the Los Angeles Lakers/Sacramento Kings NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 3, 2010. The Lakers defeated the Kings 113-80 to end their four-game losing streak. XYZ (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
BETHENNY EVER AFTER -- 'Skinny Girl Event' -- Pictured: (center l-r) Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy (Photo by Barbara Nitke/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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