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Vicki's Nightmare! Gunvalson's Daughter Briana Hospitalized For Lupus Complications

Apr. 4 2018, Published 11:04 a.m. ET

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Briana Culberson — the daughter of Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson — was hospitalized due to lupus complications, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Husband Ryan Culberson shared an Instagram post this Monday of the 31-year-old in her hospital bed, writing: "Please keep my wife in your thoughts and prayers! Her lupus is causing inflammation around her heart and is causing it to go in and out of irregular heart rhythms now requiring her to have a cardiac ablation."

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Ryan also shared a snapchat video of him driving to the UNC Health Care hospital in North Carolina with his and Briana's two sons.

"Another hospital run to see Mom!" he captioned the snap of Troy, 5, and Owen, 3.

As Radar readers know, Briana has suffered various ailments due to her incurable disease. Mother Vicki, 56, even opened up about her struggle on a 2016 episode of RHOC. She later told Page Six: "It's been a tough year for her. She was back at the doctor on Friday. Lupus has affected part of her heart, it's literally something every other week."

"It affects her in different ways, her immune system is very low," Vicki Gunvalson added at the time. "You know, she's finding her way with what she can do with it, her health."

After Briana Culberson underwent surgery to remove her inflamed lymph nodes, she even began working as a nurse to keep herself active, though as Vicki told reporters, "she's limited" due to her lupus.

Stay strong Briana!

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