Delilah Belle Hamlin revealed in a candid Instagram post on Tuesday that she has struggled with chronic health issues for years.
“I haven’t really talked about my health lately and if you’re new here you’re probably confused, but for the past few years I’ve struggled with autoimmune/chronic illness issues that I’ve been fighting and overcoming in silence, the model, 24, wrote on her story about a photo of an IV in her arm.
“It’s definitely been tough both mentally and physically,” she continued. “I’ve kept a little quiet because I don’t want to be put in a ‘sick’ role.”
That said, Hamlin shared that she’s learned how resilient she can be during tough times.
“I’ve been through a lot, I’ve overcome a lot, and I know I’m going through this for a reason and that reason is to share with you what I’ve been through and what I’ve learned,” she wrote.
The eldest daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin then shared a quote from Pastor Joel Osteen.
“If you feel like the pressure is too much, it’s because you’re stronger than you think,” the quote began. “You will never discover how strong you really are until you face pressures you have never experienced. It may seem unbearable, but the fact that God allowed it means you can handle it.
“He didn’t say He’d make an escape route so you could run from it, but so you could ‘endure’ it. God wouldn’t allow you to be under that pressure if He hadn’t designed you to to go. . You will always be able to bear what comes your way.”
Delilah ended her post by thanking Dripp IV Therapy in Los Angeles, which supplies fluids and medications, for “helping” her.
The social media influencer has been struggling with health problems for years.
In 2021, she was hospitalized after accidentally overdosing on Xanax. The famous scion said she became dependent on the drug, which she was initially prescribed to help her with multiple ailments.
“I wasn’t like a drug addict, but my body depended on it [Xanax] because of how much the doctor prescribed for me,” she shared in November.
Delilah said she was having epileptic seizures “left and right” that summer due to encephalitis, and she continued to battle many health issues after that.
She also claimed that getting the COVID-19 vaccine in February triggered an “autoimmune response in my body that basically flared up and caused certain autoimmune conditions I didn’t know I had.” (The CDC has said vaccines are safe.)
In February 2022, Delilah celebrated six months of sobriety after her overdose.
She also suffered from mental health issues and entered rehab twice in 2018 to battle anxiety and depression. And in 2021 she said on Instagram that she wanted her parents to pay for her trauma therapy.