Khloé Kardashian made a jaw-dropping confession in her new memoir, Strong Looks Better Naked — she almost went to rehab after her father Rob Kardashian, Sr.’s death led her to hard partying in 2003.
“I was 19 at the time, and to say I didn’t handle his death well is an understatement,” the 31-year-old recalls. “I didn’t turn to drugs, but I certainly drowned my sorrows in drink, and the partying soon got out of hand. I was underage and behaving recklessly in clubs and at private parties.”
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Thank you Lord for blessing me with not one phenomenal father but I was lucky enough to have two. 💙💙💙 Happy Father's Day!!! A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jun 21, 2015 at 10:13am PDT
Thank you Lord for blessing me with not one phenomenal father but I was lucky enough to have two. 💙💙💙 Happy Father's Day!!!
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jun 21, 2015 at 10:13am PDT
“During this period, I became aware of how easy it is to become a binge drinker…I see pictures of myself at the time and I was so bloated that I look like I’m 45 years old!”
The reality star adds, “It was pretty much, ‘Don’t worry. We can get you into this club.’ Or, ‘Here, have one more drink for the road.’ I didn’t end up in rehab…because [her eldest sister] Kourtney [Kardashian] put her foot down and forced me to take control of my life, but I probably came close.”
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This comes as a shock given her estranged husband Lamar Odom’s encounters with substance abuse. He recently overdosed at a Las Vegas brothel and is still undergoing treatment in LA. In Touch previously reported she wanted the former NBA star in rehab following the incident.
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“Khloé told Lamar that after he was released from the hospital, he would need to go to rehab for substance abuse addiction. Lamar balked and said no way, blaming the hookers for his overdose; Lamar is still insisting he doesn’t have a drug problem. He is still in denial,” a source told Radar.
Strong Looks Better Naked is available for purchase now.