What a drip! Bella Hadid continues her battle with Lyme Disease after Milan Fashion Week

Published September 29th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Bella Hadid on the Bottega Veneta catwalk, Milan Fashion Week September 24, 2016. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
Bella Hadid on the Bottega Veneta catwalk, Milan Fashion Week September 24, 2016. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

Bella Hadid shared an image of herself in bed with an IV hooked to her arm on Wednesday. 

The 19-year-old uploaded a Snapchat post showing an IV tethered to her arm as she took a break from her busy modelling career.

Perhaps the 19-year-old model was treating her Lyme Disease, an illness she shares with her mother Yolanda Hadid and her brother Anwar Hadid.

Coping: On Wednesday, Bella Hadid, who along with her mother Yolanda Hadid and brother Anwar Hadid has Lyme Disease, posted a Snapchat image of her arm tethered to an IV

Coping: On Wednesday, Bella Hadid, who along with her mother Yolanda Hadid and brother Anwar Hadid has Lyme Disease, posted a Snapchat image of her arm tethered to an IV

Her Snapchat image was speckled with two emojis: one of a thermometer, another of a cat drooling and staying asleep as an alarm clock blares nearby.

The sister of Gigi Hadid has been open recently about coping with the tick-borne illness. Near the end of last month, another almost identical Snapchat post showed her arm resting in bed, attached to an IV. Text over the image read: 'everyday.'

Though she and her younger brother were diagnosed in 2012, the fact they had the disease only came to light last October, when their mother made the revelation at the first Global Lyme Alliance Gala in New York City.

 
'I will not allow them to live a life of pain and suffering': This January, the 52-year-old posted an Instagram photo of herself with her second daughter, who once again had an IV at her arm

'I will not allow them to live a life of pain and suffering': This January, the 52-year-old posted an Instagram photo of herself with her second daughter, who once again had an IV at her arm

Accepting the Power Of One award, the 52-year-old confided that 'watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support me in my journey, struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me,' People reported.

An Instagram photo she posted this January showed her in bed with her second daughter, who once again had an IV at her arm.  

Reprising some of her words from her Global Lyme Alliance Gala speech, the onetime Real Housewife Of Beverly Hills insisted: 'it is because of them that I continue to fight relentlessly....... I will not allow them to live a life of pain and suffering……. I will prevail and walk to the end of the earth to find a cure for them and millions of others debilitated by this invisible disease!!!!'

'Everyday:' Near the end of last month, the 19-year-old had posted another Snapchat image of her IV-attached arm

'Everyday:' Near the end of last month, the 19-year-old had posted another Snapchat image of her IV-attached arm

Her daughter's treatment on Wednesday accompanied some rather better news. 

The Hugo Boss Model Of The Year 2016 winner revealed via Instagram that she'd become the 119th person to pose in fashion photographer Mario Testino's iconic Towel Series.

Her photo showed her crossing her showstopping legs from under a towelled robe that fell off the shoulder and bared a hint of cleavage. 

Testino's towel models include his newest model's sister Gigi Hadid, as well as such figures as Naomi Campbell, Kate Upton, Britney Spears and his 2013 original, Kate Moss.

By Sameer Suri


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