RHOC Alum Kelly Dodd’s husband was in a car accident

Real Housewives of Orange County Veteran Kelly Dodd asked fans for prayers on Tuesday, reporting that her husband Rick Leventhal was involved in a serious car accident on a Southern California highway.

“There will be no smash tomorrow on @youtube the Rick and Kelly show. My husband was in a horrible car accident. He’s in the ER…please say prayers,” posted the 47-year-old on her Instagram account, captioning a photo detailing the wreckage of a white car on wet pavement.

Leventhal gave an overview of his condition on his own Instagram account, posting a video in which he revealed he had suffered four broken ribs, a broken right foot and “injured pride”.

“Nothing internal that they can find,” he said, adding that he was under medical observation.

He also gave details of the crash, which he described as a result of hydroplaning on a slippery highway. “I was heading east on I-10 about 40 minutes from Palm Desert,” he explained. “Hitting what looked like a patch of ice…the road was slippery.”

From there, he described a frightening swerve through the lanes, culminating in a crash that deployed his car’s airbags and possibly caused the broken ribs.

Leventhal noted that his injuries could have been “so much worse”. He replied to his wife’s message with gratitude: “Honestly, I’m lucky to be alive. Scariest times of my life. It makes everything that much more meaningful.”

PEOPLE reached out to Dodd for comment, but did not immediately respond.

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The couple’s home state is currently experiencing severe winter storm weather, with many areas awash with flooding and other issues.

Dodd, who had previously been criticized for her controversial positions on COVID-19, left the Real Housewives of Orange County series in 2021 alongside Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn-Vargas.

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Dodd has been married to Leventhal, a former Fox News correspondent, since 2020.

Since exiting the reality series, Dodd and Leventhal have embarked on a personal podcast, dubbed The Rick and Kelly Show.

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