‘RHOBH’: Denise Richards Says Why Husband Aaron Phypers Didn’t Help Treat Hernias

Denise Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is having.a whirlwind season on the show. The actress returned for a second season to the Bravo reality series and she’s at the center of controversy. One of the issues the star faced this season was a surgery she had to undergo due to two hernias.

Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers
Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers | Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

On the latest episode of RHOBH, Richards’ husband Aaron Phypers explained his job in frequency medicine. Although nobody really understood what he does, he revealed that he had ruptured his Achilles tendon and was able to regrow it in two months with no surgery.

“I break down stuff so you can all heal you,” Phypers said during the latest episode of RHOBH. “I don’t heal anybody, by the way. I remove blocks, discord, information.”

A fan on Twitter pointed out why Richards didn’t recur to her husband about her hernias. If she had gone to him, she wouldn’t have had to undergo surgery.

“Well I’m an idiot [and] didn’t tell him. I ignored it, hoping it would go away. By the time I did, it was a situation of an emergency,” Denise replied.

Denise Richards gets criticized for running away

Richards has been called out for running away from filming RHOBH when things got rough. When rumors swirled that she had quit the show, it became a Hot Topic on The Wendy Williams Show. The TV personality did not hold back and said she was only threatening to leave for attention.

“Denise, first of all you’re not going anywhere,” Williams said. “Denise threatened to quit the show. I don’t think she’ll quit, I think she’ll be back. She just wants attention, You’ve got my attention, but not in the way that I believe you.”

Her co-star Kyle Richards also shaded her for skipping out on doing her job when the drama was too hot to handle.

“I feel like when it got hot in the kitchen, she left,” Kyle told Entertainment Tonight. “Her kind of walking off and not wanting to participate didn’t really sit well with the rest of us who show up every day.”

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Kyle has been on the show for ten seasons and has been put through the wringer without saying she would quit the show.

“I get frustrated when people don’t show up, because that’s what we signed up for,” she adds. “There were so many times where I would have loved to not show up, and so many people I would have loved to not be around at the time, but I never once have done that in 10 years. It was a little frustrating to me.”

Denise Richards denies quitting ‘RHOBH’

Richards slammed reports that she ran away from anything. She clarified that she felt attacked by the other ladies in every scene she shot.

“I didn’t run from anything,” she tweeted. “I didn’t give them the answers they wanted, I felt like I was on trial at many dinners. Onward and upward… agree to disagree… but don’t keep coming at one person [in] every situation.”

In another interview, Richards broke her silence on quitting the show. Not only did she deny she was leaving, she said she was ready to face her co-stars at the reunion.

“I’m planning on going if we still have [it],” she told Hollywood Life. “I don’t know how we’re going to be doing the reunion now. Maybe things will be lifted and we’ll be able to do it, even if it’s on Zoom. But I never said that I wasn’t going to be there. They’re the ones that are saying that.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.