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“Vanderpump Rules” Cast Supports Jesse Montana After He Was Diagnosed With Brain Tumor: 'The Fight of His Life'

Ariana Madix, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent and others sent well wishes to their longtime friend and ‘Vanderpump Rules’ guest star as he undergoes brain surgery

<p>Ariana Madix/Instagram</p> Ariana Madix and Jesse Montana

Ariana Madix/Instagram

Ariana Madix and Jesse Montana

The cast of Vanderpump Rules is sending well wishes to their close friend as he prepares for brain surgery.

Jesse Montana, who’s appeared on the Bravo show multiple times as a guest star, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to a GoFundMe created on his behalf.

“On Monday November 27th at 6am, Jesse’s body undertook three seizures, two of which were thankfully in the comfort of his own home before the ambulance arrived,” the post stated. “Once arriving to Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA, they further examined Jesse and sadly found a tumor in his brain. With no prior symptoms or illnesses this came as a complete shock.”


“Over the next few days Jesse was held in the ICU unit where he was being cared for by a team of amazing neurologists, doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, they were unable to operate on Jesse as soon as we had hoped as his kidneys at this time were also not functioning.”

<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty</p> Jesse Montana

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Jesse Montana

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Montana’s loved ones said he is “recovering amazingly” and his brain surgery is scheduled for Dec. 4.

Following the news of his health, many Vanderpump Rules stars rallied behind Montana on social media.

“No one is cooler than my dear friend @thejessemontana 🔮 right now he needs our good thoughts and our help,” Ariana Madix wrote on Instagram alongside photos of her with Montana over the years.

<p>Joseph Newham/GoFundMe</p> Jesse Montana

Joseph Newham/GoFundMe

Jesse Montana

“Jesse is truly one of a kind in every way,” she continued. “If you are lucky enough to meet him, you are immediately struck by his generosity and beauty inside and out. I love you so much. dark crystal unicorn elixir of life always and forever 💖💖 you got this 🔮”

Scheana Shay also posted a video montage of her more than 10-year friendship with Montana, sharing that he “lights up every room he enters.”

“Life truly can change in an instant,” she captioned the post. “He suffered 3 seizures and was rushed to the hospital where they found a brain tumor. He has surgery scheduled for Monday and needs all of the thoughts, prayers and help we can give him.”

<p>Joseph Newham/GoFundMe</p> Jesse Montana

Joseph Newham/GoFundMe

Jesse Montana

Additionally, Lala Kent shared a message urging those who can to donate to Montana’s GoFundMe page as he’s in “the fight of his life.”

“Jesse is one of the kindest people I have ever known,” she wrote. “His enthusiasm for life is infectious. He is always the one to make you feel you are welcome and you belong. He’s tough as they come, and we know he will get through this- but we want his sole focus to be on his recovery.”

Katie Maloney, Kristina Kelly, Ally Lewber, also shared their well wishes on their Instagram Stories.

Montana, an actor and model, first appeared on Vanderpump Rules in season 4. As a longtime friend of many cast members, he also returned for a guest appearance throughout season 8.

The GoFundMe page has already raised over $84,000 to support his medical bills ahead of his lengthy recovery.

“If you know Jesse at all, you know he would do absolutely anything for his friends and family. He’s always the first person there when anybody needs anything and we want to help support him in anyway possible,” the post reads. “We have created this Go Fund Me to hopefully urge any/all of you to help remove this financial burden from Jesse and allow him to heal with his loved ones in peace!”

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