Brandi Glanville has been in the news recently for another spat with country pop singer Leann Rimes, but something altogether more serious has come to light with the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star telling In Touch magazine that she is to have surgery this week to remove a tumor on her breast.

Glanville has apparently not been feeling well for months and was eventually told by doctors that it was a result of a tumor growing in her breast; thankfully for the star, further tests revealed that the lump was not cancerous and this can be removed relatively straight forwardly. "I am having surgery this week and am relieved it’s going to be over with,” Brandi told the publication. "It's a blessing the tumor is non-cancerous.” She added “I'm anxious about the recovery but have great friends who will be playing nurse. I'm ready to get it over with and feel better."

All of this has come on top of a tough couple of weeks for Glanville, who became embroiled in a widely reported Twitter spat with Rimes after claiming that her nine year-old son Mason became ill after eating one of the “unstable” singer’s laxative pills. This caused to Rimes to hit back with her own accusations about Glanville’s state to be a mother. To say the pair have history is an understatement; Rimes had an affair with Glanville’s then-husband and father of her two children, Eddie Cibrian, causing him to eventually marry her.