What Was the Heartbreaking Reason Why Bethenny Frankel from ‘RHONY’ Worried About Sonja Morgan’s Fall?

It was the wipeout that could have made Bravo’s top 10. Sonja Morgan from The Real Housewives of New York City drunkenly fell from her seat during dinner on an episode shot in Miami, Florida. Unfortunately, it appears she smacked her head on a glass table.

Morgan was already extremely drunk. So it was difficult to discern if she was just intoxicated or experiencing neurological issues due to a head injury. The ladies slink away rolling their eyes after Morgan fell. But Bethenny Frankel, who Morgan initially wanted to fight, seemed concerned.

Sonja Morgan, Bethenny Frankel |Photo by Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Frankel stood by Morgan’s side the entire time and even called paramedics while the other cast members went out on the town. The ladies see a bruise and swelling on Morgan’s temple too, so Frankel wanted to be safe rather than sorry.

His head injury may have been triggering

Perhaps Frankel was more sensitive to sudden tragedy since she was still dealing with the loss of boyfriend Dennis Shields. Shields’ sudden death last year took everyone by surprise. Cameras have caught Frankel breaking down in tears several times during the season.

But this is one reason why Frankel may have been more concerned about Morgan’s head injury. After Shields died, Frankel tried to get answers, even though reports claimed Shields died from a suspected drug overdose.

Dennis Shields and Bethenny Frankel
Dennis Shields and Bethenny Frankel | Alessio Botticelli/GC Images

However, Frankel learned from friends “that the day before he was with a group of his friends on a boat and that he jumped and fell and hit his head and didn’t deal with it. That’s what his friends told me,” People reports. She added that she may never know what really happened. “Because I don’t trust everything I read, I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened in the middle of the night. And I had so many different things going through my mind about what could have happened.”

She wanted to play it safe

Even though Morgan seems somewhat lucid (and grinning) post-fall, Frankel wasn’t going to take any chances. “You hear horror stories,” Frankel says in a confessional interview. “Oh, someone fell and then died in the middle of the night. So I want the paramedics here because I need to know with 100% and absolute certainty that Sonja is OK.”

While Frankel worries, Morgan is feeling amorous (shocker). Frankel appears worried when she asks Morgan who is the president and she says Clinton. But then sighs and says, “Oh that Trump!” Frankel feels a little better. The paramedics arrive and do what appears to be a pretty comprehensive evaluation.

Frankel lays in bed with Morgan to ensure she is fine, plus asks the paramedics if she should keep Morgan awake. The first responders seem pretty confident that Morgan is fine and tell Frankel to allow her to sleep. Earlier that evening, Luann de Lesseps implies that Morgan took drugs too, which of course may have been painful for Frankel to hear. But, “I am very relieved to hear that Sonja’s pupils don’t appear to look like she’s taken anything,” Frankel says. “And I want to shove that straight up Luann’s ass because it is a really horrible accusation.”