Scott Disick, the boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian, said he’s healthy and well after being hospitalized for alcohol poisoning in June, People reported.
“I’m good,” said Disick, 31. “I’ve had ups and downs. Every time you can better yourself it’s a good thing, and a positive thing.”
Disick’s battle with alcoholism and nonstop partying has been a running theme on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” for the past few seasons. This past year has been especially rough for Scott. In October 2013, his mother, Bonnie, died at age 63. Three months later, Scott’s father, Jeffrey Disick, also died. No cause of death was provided in either instance.
Not surprisingly, the tragic and sudden deaths of both parents threw Scott, an only child, into an emotional tailspin. He began partying and drinking heavily and was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning in June.
Disick said he has given up drinking until after girlfriend Kourtney gives birth to their third child. The couple has two kids, son Mason, 4, and daughter Penelope, 2.
Now in recovery, Scott said he has started embracing a healthier diet and began working out. “I’m excited to just be feeling good and living healthy, eating better, exercising more and doing whatever I can to get by,” said Disick.
Reports: Rob Kardashian Battling Drug Addiction
Scott isn’t the only member of the Kardashian clan who has battled substance abuse. NBA star Lamar Odom, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, began abusing drugs and partying heavily shortly after being cut from the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. His NBA career has floundered since then, and his marriage fell apart, in part due to his erratic drug-fueled behavior.
Similarly, Rob Kardashian, the younger brother of Kim Kardashian, is battling severe depression, anxiety and a rumored drug addiction after his shocking 100-pound weight gain.
Sources told InTouch Kardashian has gotten dependent on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkillers Norco and Percocet to ease his depression. 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.
Kourtney remarked on a recent episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that Rob’s serotonin levels were dangerously low. Low serotonin causes depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Rob’s sisters have repeatedly commented that his weight problems have made him more reclusive than ever. Rob skipped sister Kim’s lavish May 24 wedding at the last minute and has since skipped many family outings and vacations.
Rob’s 100-Pound Weight Gain Fueled Depression
The 5-foot-10 Rob, who reportedly weighs almost 300 pounds, has made no secret of his struggle to slim down. Rob’s weight has made numerous headlines, as reports surfaced that he was considering bariatric stomach-stapling surgery or going to fat camp.
Rob’s weight has been a running theme on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” for the past three years. On a recent episode, a doctor’s visit revealed Rob was in danger of developing diabetes and kidney problems.
Meanwhile, Kim has maintained her stunning 56-pound weight loss by working out daily and following a low carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet, known for producing rapid weight loss.
The ketogenic diet accelerates weight loss by forcing your body to burn fat for fuel, obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman said in the book, Keto Clarity. Kim said losing the baby weight was the hardest thing she had ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. The 5-foot-3 Kim recently revealed she weighs 125 pounds — five pounds less than her pre-baby weight.
Update: Scott Disick refuses to go to rehab after suicide attempt