Sutton Stracke Explains Mysterious Medical Emergency at “RHOBH” Reunion: 'My Body Collapsed' (Exclusive)

The Bravo star had a “really scary" experience during the season 13 reunion taping

<p>Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty</p> Sutton Stracke, 2024

Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty

Sutton Stracke, 2024

Sutton Stracke is doing fine after experiencing a medical emergency during the taping of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 reunion, which airs its third and final part this Wednesday.

A trailer for the reunion released two weeks ago ended with the socialite, 52, suffering from a medical emergency while on camera.

Stracke begins uncontrollably shaking, prompting fellow housewives Garcelle Beauvais and Annemarie Wiley to ask if she was okay. A paramedic is called to set as host Andy Cohen notes, "You're shaking, you're shaking. You are really shaking."

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Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE after the incident, Stracke says her health scare was not triggered by seeing any of her cast mates.

<p>Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty</p> Sutton Stracke, 2024

Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty

Sutton Stracke, 2024

“I was starting to not feel well midway through the reunion, and I kept asking Garcelle [Beauvais], ‘Is it hot in here?’ And it was freezing in that space. She was like, ‘No, it's not.’ And I kept asking and asking, asking, and she was like, ‘It's not. Are you feeling okay?’ And I was getting kind of quiet and withdrawn,” she says.

Stracke explained that for about three weeks leading up to the taping, she had consistently been back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, and all of the traveling had begun to take a toll on her body.

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“I was burning the proverbial candle at both ends and the wick had run out, and my body just shut down. It was really scary,” the Bravo reality star tells PEOPLE exclusively, calling the experience “really scary.”

She partially joked that the timing of it all was pretty inconvenient.

<p>Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty</p> THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS -- "Reunion" -- 2024

Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty


“You think I want that to happen during the reunion? I had more things to say. I was not done yet. I had some fight left in me that just couldn't... My body collapsed. There was nothing I could do about it. It was wild,” she says.

Stracke tells PEOPLE that her blood pressure “soared up.”

After what was seen in the sneak peek, she was transported to urgent care, and shared how she couldn’t stop throwing up. The medical staff there checked her vitals and then made the decision to send her to an emergency room — all while Beauvais, 57, was by her side.

Stracke shared that she hates going to the hospital.

<p>Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty</p> Sutton Stracke and Garcelle Beauvais, 2024

Griffin Nagel/Bravo via Getty

Sutton Stracke and Garcelle Beauvais, 2024

“I was in the emergency room, I don't know, four hours, and Garcelle stayed the whole time because we are real friends. She's one of my best friends,” she says of her relationship with her costar.

As for what it was that sent her to the hospital, Stracke says doctors were able to get to the root of the issue.

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“And after a chest X-ray and blood work, they said, ‘You have suffered from exhaustion,’ which sounds stupid, but it's a real thing, ‘and dehydration.’ And on top of it, I saw my doctor two days later — a severe case of bronchitis. So, I couldn't win. Between those three things, it was the trifecta of sickness, so I had to stay in bed for about 10 days.”

"Despite it all, Stracke's signature sense of humor remains intact. "My esophagus is fine," she jokes to PEOPLE when asked about her health, teasing about the highly debated topic among the Beverly Hills Housewives this season.

She added that she’d been “working like a fiend” on her new company Sutton Brands for a while, and that after her visits to the doctor, she took some much needed time off to rest.

Part 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion airs this Wednesday.

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