In a 2018 interview with Page Six, Hildebrand admitted that he had been trying to quit the show for some time. “I tried to quit with season 6. With season 6 I tried to get away from it and it just didn’t happen,” he said. Hildebrand went on to describe the process of filming the series as “exhausting, rewarding, but very exhausting”.
Hildebrand released a statement via Bravo in 2018 announcing his retirement from “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles.” He then announced his intention to travel to remote places such as Tonga and Fiji.
In 2019, the realtor faced tough times three times, according to an exclusive interview with Cheat Sheet. First, he injured his hand in a kitchen accident. Trying to avoid landing on his dog by tripping, he landed hard on his hand, fracturing it in the process. But the bone refused to heal and further visits with his medical team followed. Doctors soon discovered that a bone had died in his hand. Hildebrand flew to Minnesota and underwent complex surgery to treat the bone and repair his fracture at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in March. He also suffered from a post-operative infection, which was treated with antibiotics as he was forced to return to Minnesota. Hildebrand chronicled the whole process on her Instagram.