One of the biggest gossip items surrounding the The Real Housewives of New York Season 5 is that new cast member Aviva Drescher has a prosthetic leg. In the premiere, Aviva addresses her handicap straight-on, spilling the general story of what happened to castmate Sonja Morgan as the two got pedicures — including a fresh set of paint on her prosthesis!

In the new issue of Life & Style, Aviva goes into even more horrifying detail about the accident that initially caused doctors to remove her foot, and then, later, the majority of her leg.

She tells the mag, “I was staying at a friend’s farm, and we snuck out to ride the conveyor belt in the barn.” At the time, Aviva was a private school student in Manhattan. She continues, “My foot got stuck in the machine, and the rescue squad had to cut through it with blow-torches for three hours. I just kept screaming.”

Blow torches?! It’s almost enough to excuse any bad behavior Aviva exhibits on the upcoming season. Almost.

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Source: Life & Style

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