Khloe Kardashian has had her fair share of hospital visits over the past couple months and now she’s facing another medical battle with her brother, Rob Kardashian. According to In Touch Weekly, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has revealed details about a cell phone call between her and Rob that may have served as an intervention. By now, most fans know Rob Kardashian has dealt with lots of ups and downs over the past couple years and Khloe Kardashian has been by his side through most of his personal ordeals.
From depression and weight gain, to rumored substance abuse, Rob has battled with a lot over the years. In fact, he’s lived a reclusive life away from the reality television realm for almost two years. But, now Khloe Kardashian insists things are finally starting to turn around for Rob. During a recent segment with E! News Khloe discussed the call, which happened to be filmed for the show. Although highlights of the conversation were filmed, she explained how the whole encounter was a bit spontaneous.
“We didn’t mean to film [it] — it just happened,” she told E! News. “It was, like, over the phone. We just needed to really address a lot of stuff with Rob. And it came to be that I’m an enabler because I baby him too much, but I can’t kick my brother out, that’s never gonna happen.”
An inside source also shared details about Rob’s recent health scare. For those who missed it, Rob Kardashian was hospitalized the week of the New Year’s holiday. According to Radar Online, Rob suffered complications as a result of diabetes, despite rumors about alcohol and substance abuse.
Another insider has also spoken with Hollywood Life about Khloe Kardashian’s approach with Rob Kardashian. Instead of cracking down on him, she’s decided to handle the situation a bit more delicately. Khloe reminded Rob of Lamar Odom’s downfall and how he’s overcome many of the obstacles he’s faced. At one point after the alleged drug overdose, the former NBA star was fighting for his life as many of his vital organs began to shut down. Initially, it seemed as if Lamar was fighting an uphill battle that could only lead to a grim outcome, but now he’s reportedly turning things around.
“Instead of putting Rob on blast and coming down incredibly hard on him and his issues, Khloe’s using a softer approach,” the insider said. “She’s in his head and mentally trying to change the way he thinks about his life. She hates using comparisons but she had no choice but to [do so] in this situation. She told Rob that if Lamar, who she thought was hours away from death, can bounce back and fight a good battle to relearn how to walk and talk again, then so could he,” the insider continued. “That really shook up Rob’s thinking. He loves Lamar, and to an extent idolizes him too. That alone made Rob stop feeling sad about himself.”
At this point, no further details about Rob Kardashian’s health have been released but Khloe Kardashian is working to help her brother recover.
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