For Kylie and Kendall Jenner, the production shut down for Season 12 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians could have been reassuring news for the hard-working sisters. TMZ reported the Kardashian clan canceled KUWTK filming for the rest of the year and possibly longer due to Kanye’s hospitalization and Kim’s robbery. However, an E! rep revealed to Deadline that “Keeping Up with the Kardashians is currently in production and has not been halted.” The time off could have helped Kylie and Kendall cope with their issues of anxiety.
Kendall, 21, is a supermodel with a nonstop schedule of jetting around the world and walking in runway shows. According to In Touch, her friends have urged her to take a break, but Kendall won’t listen. Jenner became a professional model when she was 14-years-old and has admitted to feeling stressed in the past, according to ABC News.
“Doctors have warned her that she needs to take some time off and possibly go to rehab for treatment to get this under control, but she’s refusing.”
Kendall Jenner argued with Kris Jenner over the severity of her health issues. Kris tells her, “I think you’ve just got anxiety.”
“I’m done arguing with people because I don’t feel fine… I promise one day when I’m rushed to the hospital, then you guys are going to wake up.”
In a previous episode of KUWTK, over a family dinner, Kylie told her mother she’s “having really bad anxiety lately.”
“I just feel like I’ve been dealing with anxiety for so long… Some people are born for this life and some people aren’t. I just know I’m not supposed to be famous.”
Kylie, 19, was Complex magazine’s latest cover feature and recalled a difficult stretch in 2015 when life in the public eye became overwhelming.
“I never went out … If I tried to go to the movies or something, I would stop breathing in the middle and just cry. I’m surprised there aren’t videos of me out there. I felt super trapped, like everybody was watching me.”
If the Kardashian clan stopped filming, the hit reality television show would have remained on the air, but the family would not have film through Christmas. This would have been the second time production for the show has been shut down this year.
According to Us Weekly, filming for KUWTK is “on hold indefinitely,” and “no footage has been shot in the couple’s apartment and family members have not shared their reactions on camera.”
Kylie Jenner was a no-show for the 2016 American Music Awards. Kylie attended the American Music Awards for three years in a row, so a break from the awards show would be much needed. The 19-year-old mogul had to miss out on one of the hottest events of the year to care for the newest additions to her family. Jenner’s Italian Greyhound dog, Bambi, went into labor and gave birth to two adorable puppies, according to Teen Vogue.
Kylie told Complex that she was able to control her panic attacks by developing positive coping methods and being more assertive.
“I learned to slow down everything, focus on things that I love, and say no to things I didn’t want to do … I used to [agree] to do everything, but when I started taking control of my life again, I felt better.”
In a recent episode of KUWTK, Kim tried to help Kendall with her issues with panic attacks. Kim suggested Kylie try meditation. The sisters worked with an instructor and took a meditation class together outside on Kim’s lawn in the final scene.
“Some people live by it, and because there’s no cure for anxiety you have to get control of your feelings… You have to get a hold of it.”
Kanye West Breakdown Prompts ‘KUWTK’ Production Shut Down?
A source close to KUWTK production told TMZ that Kim had been “rethinking everything” from being robbed at gunpoint to her husband Kanye West entering the hospital. The mother-of-two left the French capital and returned to New York following the incident. According to reports, the family did not film further episodes of Season 12 of KUWTK while they were in New York.
Kanye’s hospital visit arrived hours after the rapper canceled the remaining 21 dates of his “Life Of Pablo Tour.” Kanye is reported to be physically exhausted from lack of sleep. The source told People that the rapper has “very low energy” and that his spirit is “grieving.” The source revealed to People that Kanye went to the hospital under the advice of his physician.
Sources connected with the production told TMZ that producers had enough footage for the remainder of series. An E! spokesperson released the following statement to Bustle and stated, “Kim’s well-being is our core focus right now. No decision has been made as to when production will resume.”
“She has canceled everything for the next several weeks and will not be working… She feels safer in L.A. and wants to be home with her family.”
According to Variety, a spokesperson for E! said Kim’s well-being is the focus for the family. The robbery was enormously terrifying as Kardashian allegedly feared for her life and thought she would be raped, according to Us Weekly.
After the robbery, the Kardashian family began taking every safety precaution they could. A major precaution included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Kris Jenner arriving in New York with approximately “15-20 bodyguards,” according to TMZ.
A rep for the Kardashian’s previously confirmed to Bustle that KUWTK was not in production while the Kardashian’s were in France.
“They were not shooting in Paris.”
Kim Kardashian cut down on her social media usage. The hit reality show is the family’s marketing tool and a main source of income, according to Bustle. However, many of the Kardashian’s have gone on to achieve fame and success in various business ventures.
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