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Kim Zolciak Reveals the Reason for the Large Scar on Her Neck

The RHOA alum shared some insight into a recent health issue.

By Shannon Raphael

Kim Zolciak is shedding light on something that fans have noticed about her lately. 

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, who recently popped up on Season 15 for a cameo (clip above), took to her Instagram Stories on Monday, August 28 to clear up the speculation surrounding a scar on her neck. Find out what the mom of six revealed about her health by scrolling below. 

Kim Zolciak Opens Up About the Large Scar on Her Neck

During the Instagram Q&A (per PEOPLE), a fan asked the Don't Be Tardy cast member about "what happened to [her] neck." Prior to the question, Kim shared a separate Instagram Story showcasing a closer look at the mark on her neck while she was sitting in her car. In the caption of the Story, Kim noted that the "scar looks amazing."

While answering the question, Kim revealed that the scar on her neck is from when she "Had a couple herniated disc[s] fixed by some screws and plates."

She didn't share any further details about the scar, like when she had the herniated discs fixed or what exactly caused the issue in the first place.

Kim Zolciak's Past Health Issues

Before she opened up about her neck surgery, Kim dealt with a number of serious health issues. 

While she was traveling back in September 2015, Kim suffered a mini-stroke that was caused by a blood clot. After doctors found out that she had a hole in her heart, she underwent surgery to fix the issue.

Kim Zolciak poses while in front of a step and repeat while at Watch What Happens Live.

In 2016, Kim spoke to The Daily Dish about how her health issues had changed her perspective.

"There's parts of me that are very thankful for my stroke and how I've evolved. I'm just not as attached to [questions like], 'Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?' It doesn't matter," she explained. "We'll work it out and we'll figure it out, which is actually a really awesome feeling."

Kim Zolciak's Life Lately

In addition to opening up about her health in the "Ask Me Anything" on her Instagram Stories, Kim also shared an update on where she stands in her friendship with her former chef, Tracey Bloom.

"Love her [Tracey Bloom]," she responded. "When I think of her all I want is her food to eat." She added a crying laughing emoji as well. 

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