The latest Rob Kardashian update details the swirl of rumors and speculation surrounding Rob’s true medical ailments. When a late December fall landed him in the hospital, doctors quickly diagnosed the 28-year-old reality TV participant with diabetes. Because of the extent of the Rob Kardashian rumors, though–and because of some conflicting statements made by sister Khloe and mom Kris Jenner–fans are wondering if there might be more to the diagnosis.
After all, it’s looked like Rob’s life has been on the upswing over the past few months. His most recent social media selfie showed off Rob’s considerable weight loss, and, in the wake of this past summer’s brief dust-up with big sister Kim Kardashian, multiple outlets reported that Rob was starting to eat right, exercise, and generally take better care of himself. He even went so far as to offer an ailing Lamar Odom one of his kidneys when the former NBA star was fighting for his life last October.
It was a bit jarring, then, when a recent Rob Kardashian update featured Khloe Kardashian saying she thought Rob was merely being “dramatic” before being admitted to the hospital. Though his symptoms included shortness of breath and sweating, Khloe said she thought Rob was just acting out a “cry for attention.”
When Khloe did discover that something was wrong, things changed in a big hurry: “It was really scary. We were at home and just kept having trouble breathing,” Khloe continued. And, once the pair made it to the hospital, everything appeared to return to normal.
That particular Rob Kardashian update, though, doesn’t jive with another, concurrent missive–one that suggests Rob’s diabetes is simply part of the much larger problem of his spiraling addictions. According to it, Rob is simply refusing help from anyone in his family, has flatly refused a $1 million offer from Kris Jenner to clean up his unhealthy and junk food-based ways, and has his mother seriously considering a “5150 hold“–a declaration that Rob is a danger to himself, and that he be confined to the care of a psychiatric professional.
And In Touch quotes an insider who believes Kris Jenner is encouraging the ever-more-dramatic rumors about her son, since she has network considerations to keep in mind. Said that insider, “Kris looks at Rob’s health crisis as a potential storyline for the show. She wants him to let cameras inside of his struggle because she believes that this downward spiral would make for great ratings.”
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