- Rachel Uchitel was allegedly diagnosed with Chiari malformation this year
- 40-year-old was believed to be having an affair with the golf star in 2010
- Thought to be having surgery to correct the problem in the next two weeks
Tiger Woods’ former mistress is preparing to have her brain lifted off her skull cavity as part of surgery to fix her spine condition, it has been claimed. She was allegedly diagnosed with Chiari, which causes lower parts of the brain to be pushed towards the spinal cord. She has been suffering from back pain for years.
Rachel Uchitel, a Ukrainian-born Jewish American nightclub manager, hostess, and TV correspondent. She first encountered publicity when, following the September 11 attacks, a photo of her holding a picture of her fiancé, who worked in the World Trade Center, was published by the New York Post and circulated worldwide.
She was married twice: to Steven Ehrenkranz and to Matt Hahn with whom she has one child.
In 2010 she appeared in the fourth season of the American reality television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which depicted her struggle with addiction. (source: wikipedia and media)