It’s been one week since Luann De Lesseps was placed in handcuffs and narrowly avoided heading back to jail – and she’s already laughing it off onstage, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
On Thursday, May 30, the shameless Real Housewives of New York star resurfaced in Atlanta, Georgia for her first cabaret show after her explosive May 23 court hearing.
An audience member exclusively spilled to Radar that the near lock-up was one of the first things that Luann joked about with the crowd.
The Countess’ band began playing “Holiday In Handcuffs” when Luann quipped, “I had to slip out of those cuffs – twice!"
“It was definitely a reference to her run-in last week,” the eyewitness told Radar. “It was one of the first things she said to the crowd.”
As RadarOnline.com reported, a West Palm Beach County judge ordered Luann into custody on May 23 for violating probation after confessing to drinking two mimosas after a cabaret show earlier this year.
The judge slammed the reality star for not taking her sobriety seriously after her humiliating 2017 drunken assault arrest against a police officer.
Minutes later, however, authorities removed Luann's handcuffs, as she agreed to new probation rules. The 54-year-old star was ordered to weekly telephone counseling sessions with a psychiatrist and prescribed sobriety medication.
Additionally, Luann will have to maintain a breathalyzer monitoring device.
As Radar readers know, Luann is not allowed to drink alcohol or consume drugs during her 12-month probation sentence. A source close to the New York housewife told Radar that Luann only drank diet coke and Fiji water during Thursday night's performance.
However, the audience member confirmed to Radar that the reality star has a Luann-themed cocktail list for her show audiences. The boozy drinks are cleverly called Class In A Glass, Girl Code, Be Cool Mule and Jovani Gin & Tonic.
While the audience member confirmed that Luann appeared to be in “great spirits” throughout the night, she did make sure to take a dig at her ex-husband, Tom D’Agostino.
During a Q&A in the middle of the show, Luann played a game of F**k, Marry, Kill, where she was asked to choose between her exes, "the pirate," as seen on RHONY, Jacques Azoulay, and D’Agostino.
“Kill the pirate – he wasn’t interested in me anyway, - f**k Jacques and marry Tom. Oh wait, I already did, but marry Tom. He has the most money!” the Countess said to the crowd.
In a statement to Radar on Friday, May 31, Luann said that her fans are helping her to remain strong.
"When you face adversity you can reflect on it and cry, or you can deal with it through other means, and humor is therapeutic. My fans give me strength and we have fun together, and so I try to keep my head held high and be cheerful as I continue to work hard down my road to recovery," Luann told Radar.