Last month Rob Kardashian was diagnosed with diabetes during an emergency hospital visit.
It was the latest in a long line of setbacks for Rob, who has reportedly struggled with addiction, depression, and compulsive eating in recent years.
Despite the urging of his family and friends, Rob has refused rehab and is instead attempting to take care of his issues on his own.
Sounds like there’s ample cause for concern, but momager Kris Jenner is downplaying the crisis in a big way:
“He’s had a year where he kind of wanted to chill,” Kris said in a recent interview with Maria Shriver.
“He hasn’t been feeling well. We didn’t really know why. He was just diagnosed with diabetes so we’re taking care of that, but he’s always around.”
Asked what keeps Rob busy these days, Kris peddled some BS before momentarily keeping it real:
“He has his business. He has a sock line and his stuff, but I think that it was just the perfect time for him to take a little hiatus because he does that.
“We were doing that. We just said, ‘Get well. Feel better.’ He was depressed and just wasn’t feeling good and didn’t know why.”
Rob’s “sock line” is basically running joke at this point, and his “company” doesn’t even have a functioning website.
We understand that Rob’s issues are probably tough for Kris to talk about, which is why we wish she’d either say “no comment,” or – out of respect for the millions of other people suffering from emotional distress – at least refrain from lying about his condition as though it’s something to be ashamed of.
We wish Rob all the best, and we hope that if he does choose to return to public life, he’ll use his platform to be an advocate for other people who have struggled with similar problems.