The "Vanderpump Rules" cast is in turmoil following the early June firing of four cast members — Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni — after they made headlines for their past racist actions.
But amid the drama, "Vanderpump Rules" star Brittany Cartwright has shifted her focus to her family, which has been dealing with a medical crisis.
Late on June 13, Brittany's rep confirmed that the reality TV star's mother, Sherri Cartwright, is in a Kentucky hospital intensive care unit after suffering complications following bladder surgery, People magazine and Page Six reported.
After Brittany posted a photo of her mother on her Instagram Story with the message, "Please keep my beautiful mom in your prayers," a rep for the reality TV star — whose mother has popped up on the hit Bravo show and appeared on the spinoff "Vanderpump Rules Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky" ahead of Brittany's 2019 marriage to Jax Taylor — told People what the family was facing.
"Brittany has been beside herself and asking for prayers," her rep told the magazine. "She is planning to go to Kentucky to be by her mother's bedside next week — it's been complicated having visitors at the hospital due to COVID-19, which has been very difficult for Brittany and her family."
Sherri publicly revealed plans to undergo surgery this spring. "I'm having bladder surgery March 30 and off work for 8 weeks. So I'm flying to LA for recovery to stay with Jax & Brittany," Sherri tweeted on March 12. "Can't wait to see them and my Vanderpump moms. Please keep me in your prayers." She later told fans she was worried she wouldn't be able to make the trip due to coronavirus closures and travel restrictions.
Just two days before Sherri's surgery, Brittany took to Instagram to wish her mom a happy birthday. "Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful and amazing Mom!!! I love and miss you so much ❤️ I am one lucky girl to have you for a Mom. Love you to pieces ❤️❤️❤️," she captioned a photo of them together.
People and Page Six pointed out that a Cartwright family friend, Pastor Ryan Dotson, first drew attention to Sherri's health crisis in a Facebook post on June 10. "I would like to ask all my friends to please pray for my friend and church member Sherri Turner Cartwright. She had to have an emergency surgery after having a scheduled procedure that went bad," he wrote. "She's in ICU and things are uncertain, so please join us in prayer for Sherri and believe God for her full recovery."