Kim Richards was reportedly subjected to a 5150 hold last week. According to a Radar Online report on August 19, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was hospitalized in Southern California days ago after she allegedly hit “rock bottom.”
“They were at the end of their rope trying to get her help and decided to force her to get it,” an insider said of Kim Richards’ family.
Kim Richards was said to have been placed on a psychiatric hold, which consisted of a 72-hour confinement. Once the hold was lifted, Kim Richards entered treatment at a second facility.
“[Kim Richards] finally realized that she needed help and is truly committed to getting it. She voluntarily checked into an inpatient facility in Orange County. The family has been very supportive of this move.”
Kim Richards’ family reportedly told the former reality star that she had to get help — or they would cut her off financially. However, despite the threat, Kim Richards is allegedly focused on her treatment because she wants to get help, not just to ensure her family’s future financial support.
“[Kim Richards] hit rock bottom and is finally ready to do the work needed to get her life back on track.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Kim Richards’ former co-star and friend, Brandi Glanville, spoke out about her health last week, around the time she was reportedly hospitalized. During an interview with KTLA, Glanville claimed to have spoken to Kim Richards last Sunday.
“[Kim Richards]’s struggling right now, and, you know, all I can do as a friend is be here for her. Obviously, I can’t fix what’s going on, and I’m here for her and I love her.”
As for Kim Richards’ relationship with her sisters at the time, Glanville said her former co-star was in contact with both Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton.
Kim Richards has been struggling with her sobriety since earlier this year, weeks after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ fifth season wrapped filming, and in April, she was arrested after becoming intoxicated at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She was also charged with resisting an officer, trespassing, and battery on an officer after she allegedly kicked a cop.
Months later, Kim Richards was arrested a second time after she reportedly stole over $600 worth of merchandise from a Target store in Van Nuys, California.
Kim Richards’ petty theft case will reportedly be heard today in court. No word on whether she’ll be present.
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