Rob Kardashian was briefly hospitalized because of complications with diabetes


Rob Kardashian was hospitalized for about twelve hours Wednesday night and into Thursday. He checked himself into West Hills Medical Center because he was having some sort of complications related to his diabetes. Blac Chyna and Kris Jenner arrived separately to check on him, and TMZ reported that Rob left in his own car (a Maybach). So what was really going on with Rob?

Rob Kardashian has been released from the hospital after his health scare on Wednesday night, which was due to his diabetes, a source close to the 29-year-old reality star tells ET. Our source says the current stress in Rob’s life is what led him to become sidetracked in regard to his health.

“He was diagnosed with diabetes and has been very good at monitoring it, but has fallen off track recently,” the source says. “It was everything from the new baby’s arrival, filming the show, craziness with the holidays and then some drama with Chyna that all boiled up and sidetracked his health. He is OK, they are just monitoring him right now,” the source adds.

The source also confirms that Rob was not at Kris’ big Christmas Eve party on Saturday, which was attended by all five of his sisters, including Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West. Interestingly enough, Rob was hospitalized and diagnosed with diabetes at almost the exact same time last year. But in an episode of Rob & Chyna, which aired in October, Rob said he was told by his nutritionist that he was “completely free” of diabetes.

[From ET]

Us Weekly also reports that Rob has been “depressed” and “stressed out” recently because of all of his drama with Blac Chyna, and that’s been affecting his diabetes, because he hasn’t been taking care of himself or eating correctly. Which I believe – Chyna cared about his diet and fitness a lot, and she made it her mission to get Rob to lose weight and live a healthier life. Although I think he fell off the wagon (so to speak) in a big way over the past few months in general. Honestly though, I’m only following Rob and Chyna’s drama with vague interest. The real drama is going down with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Rob and Chyna are the sideshow.


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  1. Singtress says:

    I feel like I can never believe one thing about this couple

  2. Nancy says:

    TMZ first inaccurately reported Rob was hospitalized due to some nervous breakdown situation and later changed their story to a diabetic problem. Whichever, I got nervous. With people dropping like flies lately, I thought, no, please not someone else. Even though he seems to be getting stranger the older he gets, I always felt bad for him living in the shadow of his sister’s butts (couldn’t resist). Kim in particular treats him poorly. Get well Robert.

    • Mary mary says:

      At one time, there seemed to be so much potential for Rob, he wanted to be a lawyer, like his dad.

      Wish he had stayed in school, gotten his law degree and gone his own way.

    • LoveIsBlynd says:

      Every dysfunctional family has it’s “identified patient” – the one they all can patronize and “there there” and project their “stuff” onto. Rob is the IP for this family. I mean- they can him “lazy” , yet Kris momanagizes them all into whatever lame project makes the most cash. So, is Rob the only family member who is “lazy” without impetus? They all pursue something superfluous ( make up kits, super modeling, shopping aps, fitness books) with money thrown behind it to seem like “go getters”. I’m not sure why Rob wasn’t given a storyline on the show other than “room mate” and sock maker? And addicted? All the women have enough injections to qualify as silicone junkies- but hey- Rob is the “addict”. So the whole Klan projects their own flaws onto this one family member so they all look successful by comparison.

  3. Truthfinder says:

    He’ll eat himself to death.

  4. lizzie says:

    he is obviously mentally troubled. he probably is pulling some attention getting stunts to get blac chyna (typing her ridiculous name makes me giggle) to rush back and nurse him. this one either backfired or worked perfectly. i can’t tell which.

    i know a married couple where their thing is that she is ill and he is the caretaker. she gets sick and goes into the hospital with one of her various invisible illnesses. he is the good man who rushes in to handle the doctors and nurses and papers and puff her pillow and gives her water like a little bird. when she “got better” for a year he ended up straying from the marriage and when she “relapsed” it saved it. it is really disturbing.

    • Molly says:

      I worked with a man like this too. It ruined his career since every time he was expected to travel for business or do *anything* outside his normal 8-5 hours, she became “sick” and he’d have to bail out of his commitment. It was so sad to watch this smart, talented, creative man have to walk away from a career he would have really crushed.

    • Patricia says:

      Yes I know a couple like this also. Both of them always sick and trying to outsick each other, and only getting along when one or the other was in crisis. They both ended up on a load of prescription pills living a very disturbing life on disability, sitting zoned out on pills in the house all day.
      When he actually started to recover and rehab she tried to kill herself, and the whole cycle stared again. Incredibly upsetting and I had to disengage from them.
      It’s so sad because I had grown up with her, and the only way she ever got attention from her mother was by being sick. It’s started very young.

  5. Deana says:

    Coincidentally, West Hills Hospital is where my late father was taken by ambulance for an ultimately deadly complication of a 25+ year history of Type II Diabetes. I hope Rob starts taking this insidious disease seriously ASAP. It killed my dad slowly, destroying his quality of life bit by bit, until he became an invalid. It also helped kill my mother, who was dad’s devoted caretaker. Sorry for the rant, but this guy is still young enough to turn this thing around.

    • Ramona says:

      So sorry about your parents. That must have been hard to witness. Rob isnt even 30 yet, so you are right. I hope he does.

  6. susan says:

    ugh. ill fitting clothes, too much skin and bad tattoos…why should we care about these people?

    • MC2 says:

      I’ve never understood the appeal of Blac Chyna and someone jump in if there is a talent or something that helped her out that I am missing. I never got why she is big and I don’t find her attractive, an interesting personality or a nice demeanor. She wasn’t even good as a video vixen imo. Amber Rose on the other hand- I get that!

    • Susan (different one) says:

      I’m all for not caring about Rob and Chyna but not because of ill fitting clothes and tattoos! So shallow.

  7. jferber says:

    Depression makes people stop caring for themselves and maintaining themselves health-wise and every other way. He needs to be treated for depression if he isn’t already. He needs to find some purpose to his life, but with this family, no matter what their advantages, good luck.

    • Ramona says:

      This. The mental health component is the real underlying problem. I wonder if they have a comprehensive diagnosis for him. Persistent depression and anxiety points at comorbidity with another disorder. Especially if they are treatment resistant as his appears to be.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      A regular nine to five type job would help him so much. I have had depression on and off almost all my adult life and a routine is the only thing that stops me from sinking. Regular work would give Rob a sense of purpose and achievement but with his family he will not get the support, it would have to be some “mogul” nonsense and heavy pr or it would be deemed not good enough and he is just not in the right space for that kind of pressure.

      • MC2 says:

        Idle hands do the devil’s work…..I am that way too and need to stay busy or else I get in a downward rut.

      • Molly says:

        If regular jobs are scoffed at in the Kardashian empire, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities in LA. Does he like animals, kids, old people, manual labor stuff? I think anything that gave him a solid routine, some accountability, and genuine gratification would be an excellent supplement to the support (and potential medication) from a mental health expert.

      • Nicole says:

        You are so right. If I stay home, even from my chronic pain and all of its fun or from sometimes crippling depression, I only feel appreciated and really worthy if I make myself get up, go, and complete a full day’s work.

      • Kath says:

        I’m exactly the same. I think I’m going to have to keep working until I’m 70, just so that I don’t ‘sink’ whenever I stop.

        It’s probably why I’ve also got a million university degrees. Can’t ever let the mind get idle. Bit pathetic really, but it is what it is.

  8. minx says:

    He would look so much better without that stupid hat.
    I just can’t care about these two.

  9. Lingling says:

    I believe the diabetes stuff. Drugs, alcohol, overeating. All bad for diabetes.

  10. leigh says:

    I think he would be a lot happier if he got the hell away from his family.

  11. Angel says:

    Diabetes is a ruthless condition, even for those who are otherwise in pristine health. The best thing is to just never develop the disease, but since he has it, Rob has to take care of himself. He may lose his sight or his limbs if he doesn’t get it under control. It’s not just about being overweight.

  12. lightpurple says:

    “Rob said he was told by his nutritionist that he was “completely free” of diabetes.”

    And his nutritionist would know this and have the authority to say this how? Diabetics are referred to nutritionists to help them learn how to eat properly for disease management but they aren’t ever going to be “completely free” and without bloodwork, medical professionals don’t know that and the nutritionist would not be the one ordering the bloodwork or giving him the results.

    • swak says:

      At that point his diabetes may have been under control and agree that the nutritionist should have never told him he was completely free of diabetes. Also, he’s almost 30 years old and needs to be taking care of himself and not depend on others to take care of him (i.e. Khloe and Blac Chyna). He now has a daughter to take care of and will not be able to do so if he, himself, is not healthy.

      • Susan (different one) says:

        I strongly doubt that his nutritionist told him he was free from diabetes. Rob, like many patients, probably took something he was told and willfully misunderstood it to fit with what he wanted to hear.

    • jwoolman says:

      Some people do find that they lose the symptoms of type 2 diabetes once their weight normalizes, as verified by testing. But I also would expect his doctor to tell him that, not a nutritionist. He still isn’t at his normal weight, but his age is in his favor. And if he’s telling the truth about the reason for hospitalization – obviously the pronouncement was premature.

      Sometimes people hear what they want to hear, so it’s possible the nutritionist just said he could possibly become free of the disease if he ate right and exercised, and maybe encouraged him to stay on track because his symptoms were diminishing.

      • Shelly says:

        You can go into remission but you are never free from it unless you have a GnY gastric bypass which has a 98% cure rate
        Part of the diabetes II syndrome is a type of denial, my x husband lost weight and was symptom free for awhile and decided it was “gone” it of course came back as he got older and now he is shooting insulin 3 times a day.
        My mother had it and got the gastric bypass and hers is gone, they aren’t quite sure why but removing the top 18 inches of your small intestine and rerouting it has a 98% cure rate.
        Insurance companies approve the specific bypass for type 2 patients even if they arent morbidly obese now

  13. lisa says:

    if 2016 is trying to give me a peace offering this is too little too late

  14. Ace_RM says:

    I developed type 2 diabetes AFTER my first baby was born, I was in my early 30s. I was able to manage it well once I was on the right medication and right food regiment but once I had my second baby it went haywire.

    Diabetes is an excruciatingly difficult disease to manage and a few years older makes it even harder. There are so many factors to the management of it but primarily it’s a lifestyle. The right balance of everything from exercise, food and way of life. It’s also very true that the younger you are the better your chances of controlling it you have. Diabetic episodes are to be something I am to expect in my older years not now as far as my doctor says but it’s somehow connected to your weight and balance in life.

    I know Rob has many many issues and it mostly comes down to the lack of “support” he has around him to be able to control his diabetes. Add on drugs, alcohol and any further mental issues won’t do him the justice to overcome any of his battles. What I can share from my experience, and if really Rob was admitted into hospital from a diabetic relapse is that when anxiety and stress take a toll on your life your sugar levels can spike especially when you still have not taken control of the disease to start with. He may have fainted or was having difficulty breathing as I have suffered from such attacks at my most stressful of times (never been admitted to hospital thank God). Bottom line is the kid is obviously not taking care of himself, not on the right dose of meds just yet and is not able to find the right balance of anything….and I don’t see it happening considering the family he comes from.

  15. B. Kitty Beau says:

    Bless his heart.

  16. Tessa says:

    I like the way it’s blac China’s fault he eats too many eggos

  17. Dolkite says:

    Would anyone like to tell me what this person has done in their life and why we should care about him?