Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County have been following Tamra Judge’s husband, Eddie Judge‘s, health issues for several months now. Despite undergoing multiple surgeries, the reality star (age 45) is still dealing with heart issues.
On the season 13 premiere of the popular Bravo series, it was revealed that the fitness instructor’s heartbeat was rising to around 200 beats per minute, which is dangerously high. After being seen by a doctor, Eddie was diagnosed with arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat.
According to Tamra, Eddie is still recovering after undergoing multiple heart surgeries, and is taking it one day at a time.
So, how is Eddie Judge doing today?
In a July interview with The Daily Dish, Tamra, 50, gave an update on her husband’s current heath status.
“He’s still not doing great… We don’t know what his outcome’s going to be,” she said. “He has a doctor’s appointment next week to find out what the next step is. But he’s actually, right now, worse than when he started out.”
The socialite continued: “He just had a heart procedure three weeks ago where they went in and cauterized his heart in 71 places and we thought that that was going to be the end. But now he’s in the healing process and that sent him into what’s called a flutter and his heart is just uncontrollable. And he’s on all kind of medication: heart medication and beta blockers. And it’s just really been difficult on pretty much all of us — more so on him.”
Tamra explained to the digital outlet that through her husband’s health crisis, he has remained calm, saying that he’s always been “on the go.” She revealed, “Now, he has to take that time to just sit down and relax. And it’s been life-changing for him.”
A timeline of Eddie Judge’s heart surgeries:
Tamra has been Eddie’s biggest cheerleader during each of his operations. The couple have not shied away about documenting his progress and surgeries throughout his health issues.
The reality starlet’s initial posting came on December 29, 2017, showing Eddie lying in a hospital bed. Her caption detailed that her husband was about to undergo an electrical cardioversion.
In February, another Instagarm post told fans that the fitness pro was getting “his ticker fixed.” Though both of those surgeries were a success, Eddie still had more procedures to follow.
In April, the Orange County resident shared an update on her husband via social media, writing: “As I sit in the waiting room I need everyone to pray for @eddiejudge another Cardio version. 4th heart procedure in 4 months. I want my healthy husband back. #powerofprayer Thank you.” As of July, Eddie has undergone a total of five heart procedures in six months.
Eddie Judge’s diagnosis:
Though fans may be surprised to learn the fitness guru has been struck with health issues, Eddie was diagnosed with what is known as atrial fibrillation, also known as an irregular heartbeat.
In total, Eddie has undergone two ablations, which creates scar tissue in a heart to help stop the irregular beats. He also has had three cardioversions, which is a procedure that normalizes an irregular heartbeat using electricity.
Luckily, Eddie is slowly getting back into the swing of things. In a recent post on Instagram, Tamra shared a photo of Eddie teaching “20 lucky people” Spartan Race basics at a fitness expo. Keep it up, Eddie!
Catch The Real Housewives of Orange County on Mondays at 9p.m. on Bravo.