On the Jan. 27 episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards was absent from most of the show as her sister Kyle revealed the 50-year-old was hospitalized.
Kyle said Kim had an ulcer, but fans were quick to speculate that the reality star, who has openly struggled with alcoholism, had relapsed.
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Granted, Kim has a lot on her plate at the moment. Her first husband, Monty, is going through chemotherapy and she’s in the process of planning another wedding. Additionally, she admitted to taking painkillers to deal with the pain she was experiencing in a previous episode.
Before Tuesday’s episode aired, Kim took to her Bravo blog to address the inevitable speculation that she was off the wagon.
Kim and her sister Kyle. Photo courtesy of Getty.
“In the next episode you will see that I end up in the hospital with major injuries due to being sick, but because of my history, some people will automatically assume one thing, even though they have seen nothing but strength and courage in my sobriety for the last three years,” she wrote.
“To quote myself, if I may, ‘I have nothing to hide from anybody.’ I’m glad I’m able to tell my side of the story here. Despite all the AWKWARD drama between Kyle, me and Brandi, I just want to focus on staying healthy, strong, and happy for myself and my loved ones!”
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