Ariana Madix experienced many highs and lows in 2018, as she reflected on Instagram as the year closed out. And one of those moments for the Vanderpump Rules SURver included a health scare. Ariana took to social media to confirm that she experienced a cancer scare in the last year and opened up about it for the first time. "2018 was a year full of huge moments that were unplanned. Lifelong dreams fulfilled and unexpected hardships overcome," she wrote, later adding, "I had to have a lil bit o’cancer removed from my body and lymph nodes biopsied. (In the clear now!)."
Ariana did not elaborate further on the health scare, but did further open up about her incredibly successful 2018, which included travel, new business opportunities, horse shows, and the fact that she "fell more in love with my boyfriend [Tom Sandoval] and my girlfriends, but most importantly: MYSELF."
She added, "So much progress was made on my many goals and ambitions, but I’ve had to learn the same lessons in life over and over: Intense ambition is one of my best qualities BUT when it becomes overwhelming to have so many goals, I need to take a step back and just focus on one thing. Even if an issue won’t be solved right away, talking about it ALWAYS sends it on a path to resolution and healing. Looking ahead to 2019 with optimism, hope, and more hard work on the horizon!"