In an Instagram post uploaded on March 16, Heather Rae Young showed what a drastic difference 24 hours could make. She was photographed in a bikini on the beach in the first two slides but was in a hospital bed for the third snap. The “Flipping 101” star underwent surgery almost immediately after finishing up a vacation. “Hard to believe less than 24 hours ago I was soaking in the sun by the water in Cabo, and now I’m laying in bed recovering from vocal chord surgery,” Heather wrote. Although seeing the reality star in the hospital may have been a surprise for some fans, Heather said it had been planned for a while. “I’ve been battling vocal stress for years,” she wrote.
The former model also showed off bouquets of flowers in the post which she received from well-wishers. Fans rushed to the comments section to offer words of support. “You’re so strong I know you’ll be back to  in no time!” one wrote. Heather mentioned her “voice issues,” but one viewer was a fan for that specific reason. “[I] loved it, your voice was the prettiest I’ve ever heard,” they replied.
Heather had mentioned to fans on her Instagram Stories in December 2021 that she needed to rest her voice. “I have inflammation & calluses on vocal cords. I have to be on bed/vocal rest for 3 months,” she wrote at the time. Hopefully, she makes a full recovery after more rest.