Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
12,109 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/09/15/exclusive-michaele-salahi-says-multiple-sclerosis/



"Real Housewives of Washington D.C." star Michaele Salahi revealed exclusively on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday morning the reason behind her thin and sometimes frail appearance.

Salahi told the morning show that she has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 17 years.

The reality star, best known for crashing a White House party with her husband Tareq in 2009, said that speculation she was anorexic was "hurtful."

Salahi made the emotional confession during an appearance on the Fox News morning show with Diane Diamond, the author of "Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust." In a teary-eyed statement, Salahi said, "I'm not an anorexic and I've never had an eating disorder, but one thing I have kept a secret is for 17 years," she began before trailing off.

Diamond then continued for Salahi while she composed herself, saying, "For 17 years, Michaele has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis."



Tareq Salahi, left, and Michaele Salahi host the America's Polo Cup Championships by the National Mall in Washington, on Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease that causes brain and spinal cord damage, leading to physical and cognitive disabilities.

"When I watch 'The Real Housewives of D.C.' and I see this story line of them picking on her ,frankly, there's always gotta be someone in those casts that they pick on and it happens to be Michaele," Diamond said. "[They say] 'Oh, she's anorexic, we have to have an intervention.' It keeps the story line flowing, but unfortunately, it's not true."

"This is the first time I've said it publicly ... It's something I kept personal, "Salahi later told Gretchen Carlson. "I think a lot of people do with chronic illnesses or any type of disease, whether it's heart [disease] or whatever you deal with, you know, breast cancer, so for me, I kept it personal because I never wanted to be judged, never wanted to have pity, and I certainly wanted to hold on to my job."

Salahi said she hoped to use her infamy from the White House incident, coupled with her "Housewives" fame, would help her to do "something good to help someone else."

Tareq Salahi added that he was proud of his wife for not keeping her "head in the sand," and instead was staying positive and living her life as an example that one can "have a great life," in spite of the disease.

A spokesperson from the National MS Society told FoxNews.com that "weight loss is not a typical symptom of MS. However there are other factors that do influence appetite, like medication, fatigue and difficulty swallowing can affect weight loss, but it is not a typical symptom. Typical symptoms are numbness, tingling, pain and difficulty speaking.”

According to the MS Society, while MS is a very "individualized disease" wherein "one treatment does not fit all," obesity is more of a problem than weight loss.

"You see people with MS who are obese," the spokesperson said. "That is a big problem for people with MS, struggling to keep weight down.”

"If [Salahi] says she does have difficulty with appetite, we can’t say she doesn’t, but she needs to see a doctor,” the spokesperson added.

Salahi has also attempted to dispel rumors of an eating disorder by posing in a bikini for In Touch magazine, where she revealed her diet.

“I start the day with a hot chocolate and cereal — I love Lucky Charms or Kashi GoLean — then some fruit,” she said. “I don't really eat a lot in the middle of the day. I have an early dinner, which is always a salad, with plain chicken, grilled or broiled.”

Salahi added that she is interested in having plastic surgery to enhance her appearance.

“I would love to do a whole lot of Botox and maybe get collagen, too,” she said. “I also think it would be great to have boobs. I'm a B [cup], so I'd get a C. I'm all for anything you can do to make yourself look and feel better."
:crazy:


"A spokesperson from the National MS Society told FoxNews.com that "weight loss is not a typical symptom of MS. However there are other factors that do influence appetite, like medication, fatigue and difficulty swallowing can affect weight loss, but it is not a typical symptom. Typical symptoms are numbness, tingling, pain and difficulty speaking.”
:rolleyes:


Werent this couple ripping people off with fraud just a while back? :crazy:



http://voices.washingtonpost.com/roughsketch/2010/09/michaele_salahi_has_multiple_s.html

can't believe Michaele Salahi has Multiple Sclerosis. This means that I walked to benefit her one time.

When I learned that Salahi has spent the past seventeen years battling the illness, my first question was: How did it put up with her so long? I've only had to deal with her since the White House crashing and the premiere of Real Housewives, and I'm about ready to surrender.

I'm sorry -- if what she says is true -- that she's suffering. But the folks in this equation I feel really bad for are the other people with Multiple Sclerosis who have to deal with all the negative press. "Help you walk for MS?" I picture people saying. "I've just about had enough of that Michaele by now!"

True, on the bright side, if someone came to the door and made vague statements about "finding a cure for Michaele Salahi," the person might assume that they meant a cure for the condition of being Michaele Salahi, a cause to which many people who've had to watch Real Housewives: DC would be happy to donate.

Much as I've enjoyed making these remarks -- I've got a few more, such as: "What's wrong? Is one sclerosis not good enough for Michaele?" -- is this reaction a sad statement about American culture?


Is it sad that we as a nation have become so callous that when we hear that someone has been afflicted with a serious condition, we respond by making jokes at her expense, just because she put us through hours and hours of reality TV? Is it sad that we have accepted that once you put yourself out in the public arena, anyone can say anything about you? Anything at all? All I do is write online opinions -- which is basically the equivalent of dropping a rose petal into the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo, except that the rose petal has been very carefully optimized for search -- and people say things about me all the time that I'm supposed to be fine with, remarks that I will gently paraphrase as, "Her intelligence is comparable to her physical attractiveness."

But maybe this reaction isn't saying that. Maybe it's saying that if you make your life revolve around getting attention, people lose sympathy for you. It's like the Boy who Cried Wolf -- or, for those of you who are up on your culture, like that episode of SpongeBob where he keeps ripping his pants. "There's no such thing as bad publicity," they say. Even when that publicity consists of people speculating about whether you actually are making a conscious effort to transform yourself into a giant cat or whether your plastic surgery just went horribly wrong. Make that your standard -- as the Salahis have -- and we're happy to oblige. As Oscar Wilde said, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. Just look at Heidi Montag -- or, rather, don't, because she's going to explode at any minute, and I wouldn't want you to lose an eye!

See, there I go again"


:agree:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
891 Posts
My wife has MS. She wasn't skinny when she was diagnosed or for a few years after. She is a lot thinner now. Because she changed her diet exercised her ass off! I should follow her example.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,914 Posts
What... ? Are you fooking kidding me ?

Who could give two ****s ???
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
12,109 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
These people were con artists and frauds that settled out of court for a variety of cases.

I can't believe Fox News gave her an interview.


Unless it's because she's blond and skinny....:lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,858 Posts
What... ? Are you fooking kidding me ?

Who could give two ****s ???

:thumbsup: Obviously her husband … ok maybe three ****s … :laughing:
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top