Rob Kardashian is running out of options.
As RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed, in a last-ditch effort to save his life, the ex reality star is headed to a “health farm,” after his rollercoaster weight battle has him ballooning to nearly 300 pounds!
“The plan is to send him off to a five-star retreat for as long as it takes, months even, so he can come back and start totally afresh,” a source exclusively told Radar. “He knows this is the only option if he doesn’t want a Lap Band.”
As readers know, Rob has gained an unhealthy amount of weight since we were first introduced to him on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. During that time, his family urged the reality star, who has diabetes, to adopt a healthier lifestyle, but instead, he dropped completely out of sight, seemingly embarrassed by what he had become.
Rob’s self-esteem has dipped so low he refuses to leave his home and has admitted he’d “rather die than be seen,” a source told Radar exclusively.
But after years of struggling, insider say Rob is finally coming to terms with the fact transforming his life won’t happen overnight — or easily.
“Rob’s sick of being so chronically overweight, particularly in a house filled with health freaks, and he’s been putting this off forever but even he now accepts it’s time,” said the source.
Take a look back at Rob’s rollercoaster weight ride in this Radar gallery.
Donning one of his Halfway Dead clothing line hoodies, the ex-reality TV star resurfaced at Delilah in West Hollywood to celebrate Kendall‘s b-day on October 31, 2019.
The lone Kardashian has been so adamant about having privacy that “he has Google alerts on himself and flies into a panic every time one pops up,” the source said. But it hasn’t always been this way.
When the world was first introduced to Rob Kardashian on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, he was about 20 years old.
At the time, Rob was a college student who stayed active playing track.
But roughly 6 years later, things would begin to take a turn for the worse.
Tensions began to build between Rob and his famous family when his exclusion from a family Christmas card made him feel they had "abandoned him."
He began to isolate himself from his family, cutting off contact from many of them and gradually gaining lots of weight over the years.
Then even his appearance began to take a toll on him, causing him to ditch his sister's Kim Kardashian's wedding!
Weight Loss Journey
Rob, who was diagnosed with diabetes, considered getting gastric bypass surgery and even joined Dancing with the Stars in an effort to lose weight.
His weight began to affect his physical and mental health. Radar reported he was hospitalized after being diagnosed with diabetes and other health issues. Dr. Stuart Fischer, a New York City internist, explained that Rob was at risk for kidney dialysis, heart attack and stroke.
Need For Rehab
The Kardashians even tried to convince Rob to go to rehab. “His health is the worst it has ever been and, diabetes aside, he has to overcome the mental health issues that seem to be at the center of all of this," a source told Radar.
As readers know, the ex reality star has also had some public relationships. After a breakup with Adrienne Bailon, she outed him for his infidelity and various attempts at reconciling.
Then there was Blac Chyna. Amid feuding with his sisters, Rob developed a relationship with her, got her pregnant and was on the road to marriage. She helped him with his weight loss journey before things went south.
The two are now embroiled in legal battles over the cancellation of their spin-off show. He is also in an ongoing case as he once sent alleged explosive homophobic text messages to Chyna's other man Pilot Jones.
In regards to his professional career, Rob recently tried his hand at his line Halfway Dead, but needed to recruit the help of sisters to keep it from failing.
He also released a sock line, Arthur George, that hasn't been bringing much money on his own.