Denise Richards Seeks Treatment After Eagle-Eyed Fans Notice a Lump on Her Neck During a TV Interview

We’re sure celebrities get sick of all eyes on them 24/7. However, sometimes that can lead to positive outcomes.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Denise Richards was grateful after her fans called something out about her appearance while she was on the reunion show for the Bravo reality series—something that made all the difference for her health.

“A few of you pointed out after the #RHOBH reunion that my thyroid was enlarged,” Richards posted on her Instagram.

“You were right,” she followed up in the post. “It was something I ignored until pointed out.”

The lump on Richards neck turned out to be an enlarged thyroid gland, also known as a goiter. While goiters aren’t necessarily harmful to your health, they can become painful if not treated, especially when coughing or swallowing, and can eventually turn into something more serious.

This isn’t the first time a fan has brought light to a celebrity’s health. A few years ago, a fan, who happened to be a registered nurse, wrote an email to Tarek El Moussa, co-star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop, about a lump on his throat, which led to him having to get surgery.

This also happened to Inside Edition TV anchor Deborah Norville, who also had to undergo surgery after the fan brought the lump to her attention. Thankfully, in both situations, the celebrities wound up being okay.

Luckily, Richards’ lump was able to be treated with a few simple changes to her diet. “I had no idea how much our diet really can affect our body…I thank all of you who sent me messages,” Richards said.

To find out what changes she made to her diet to help with the goiter, check out the video below!

Would you have noticed the lump on Richards’ neck during the show? What would you have done in Richards’ shoes?