Scott Disick, the boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian, is doing well after being hospitalized for apparently swallowing a bottle of pills. Disick jokingly tweeted Sept. 5 that “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a smile,” with a link to an Instagram photo of several hot sports cars in his garage.
In a preview to their new reality TV show “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons,” Scott is shown being rush to the hospital after swallowing an entire bottle of pills. Kourtney is heard screaming in the background, “He took the entire thing, every pill!” as the camera shows an empty bottle of pills surrounded by beer bottles.
The incident occurred shortly after Kourtney kicked Disick out of their house for coming home drunk in the middle of the night. Scott has battled alcoholism for years, and his sobriety struggle has been a running theme on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
In June 2014, Disick was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning after admitting he was suffering severe depression and anxiety following the shocking deaths of both his parents several months ago. Scott’s mother, Bonnie, died in October 2013 at age 63. Three months later, Scott’s father, Jeffrey Disick, also died. No cause of death was provided in either instance.
Scott had vowed to clean up his act after the alcohol poisoning incident. However, he relapsed with his recent hospitalization, which came after the alcohol poisoning.
Disick Battling Depression and Anxiety After Both Parents Died
On the season finale of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Disick got upset after Kourtney revealed she was pregnant with their third child. Disick, 31, said he loves being a father, but having two children is exhausting. Disick said he feels overwhelmed with the idea of having a third baby.
“You just keep suckering me into having these kids,” said Scott. “I can’t handle this responsibility. I just can’t take care of more kids. I can barely take care of myself. I am hanging on by a string. I’m so f***ing tired. I’ve hit rock bottom.”
Kourtney, who’s bearing the responsibility of raising her two small children and coping with her third pregnancy, has also felt the strain of Disick’s depression and chronic alcoholism. “I feel helpless in a way,” Kourtney sobbed to her sister Kim Kardashian. “I feel like I’m literally on the verge of a nervous breakdown.”
Fortunately, Disick survived his episode and appears to be on the road to recovery. He said he feels terrible about making life more difficult for his pregnant girlfriend and suggested he may go to rehab to treat his longtime substance abuse issues.
“I definitely feel horrible that I put Kourtney through a rough time, especially now that she is pregnant,” Scott said during an emotional confessional. “But I honestly didn’t want to get back to reality, and I didn’t want to face anybody. It’s just a lot on my plate right now, especially with everything else that I’ve dealt with in the past year.”
Rob Kardashian Struggles With Depression After 100-Lb Weight Gain
Disick isn’t the only member of the Kardashian family struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction and depression. Rob Kardashian, the younger brother of Kim Kardashian, revealed he’s battling severe depression and anxiety. Sources told InTouch Rob is also suffering from a drug addiction after his shocking 100-pound weight gain. Sources said Kardashian has gotten dependent on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkillers Norco and Percocet.
Rob’s recent dramatic weight gain (rumored to be about 100 pounds) has been an ongoing source of concern for his sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, who are not only worried about his physical health, but his emotional well-being. Kardashian recently embarked on a plan to lose 50 pounds through diet and exercise.
Meanwhile, Kardashian family patriarch Bruce Jenner is making headlines, as his Spanx obsession and refusal to cut his ponytail fueled more rumors he wants to be a woman and is reportedly seeking a sex change operation. “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons” premieres in November.
Disclaimer: Scott Disick has not denied or commented on whether this was, in fact, an unsuccessful suicide attempt. However, we hope it was not and are glad he’s well.