Renee Graziano, star of VH1’s Mob Wives has decided to leave the show while filming the current season.
“I do love VH1 very much, and I support them 100 percent,” Graziano tells Radar. “I support my sister [Jennifer Graziano — Creator and Executive Producer of Mob Wives], but right now is a chance for Renee.”
Graziano decided to leave the hit reality show half way through filming the upcoming Season 6.
“She’s been struggling with Season 6 from the beginning,” the source tells Radar. “After giving six years on the show, she has made a decision to step away from the camera temporarily and to walk away from the show right now.”
The mob wife’s decision was made due to acute health issues she’s currently battling, the insider revealed. Adding, that Renee was rushed to the hospital on Aug. 13.
“Renee made the conscious decision due to very poor health,” the source says. Renee went to the hospital yesterday,” the source says. “She had to have EMS go and pick her up and she was kept under care. They ran every test under the sun and said to her, ‘You are dehydrated. You shouldn’t go to work,’” the source continues. “She needs vitamin B12, has low potassium and is dehydrated.”
According to the source, Renee’s “hormone levels are unbalanced” and she is dealing with seriously “low blood pressure.” The reality star has been showing signs of her ailments while filming season 6.
“She’s been crying in the middle of scenes,” the source says. “It’s her hormones.”
Plus, Graziano is going through an emotional battle with her family. “Her dad is going through cancer,” the source says. “Her mom has lupus.”
To make matters worse, the stress that comes with the show has finally taken a toll on her weakened state,
“She’s being pushed, pushed, pushed and it’s all drama, drama, drama,” the source says. “Her and her son are concerned about her well-being because they feel the show has a lot to do with it. When you are being pushed into situations and having situations created which could create riff-raff with her child, there is nothing they could do or say,” the source says. “And it’s deeper than just Mob Wives.”
Renee is down but she’s not out. She’ll take a “month away to sort out what’s important,” says the source but promises will make a few guest appearances,
“She wishes Angela [Big Ang Raiola] the best and will do her best to be there for her, but Renee has to focus on her health issues,” the source says.
“She’s not saying she would not come back, but she is feeling used and it’s all about her health right now,” the source says. “Its a shame because we all know the show has resolved around Renee and has for years, but it’s about time someone else does their work. Her health comes first.”