An Update On Rob Kardashian's Current Status

by Michelle McGahan

It's been an intense, scary week for the Kardashian-Jenners. On Tuesday, it was reported that Rob Kardashian was rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles, where he was subsequently diagnosed with diabetes. TMZ claims that Kardashian was "on the verge" of triggering a diabetic coma, and Kris Jenner reportedly flew home from vacation to be with her son in his time of need. After his diabetes diagnosis and allegedly life-threatening scare, is Rob Kardashian still in the hospital?

According to multiple news outlets, Rob, 28, is currently recovering at home, though sources disagree about how the sole male of the Kardashian clan is feeling post-diagnosis. E! News, perhaps the most credible source for all things Kardashian (given that the family's show is broadcast on the television network), states that Rob has been resting at home since Tuesday and is doing well.

"He's home already. He went [to the hospital] for a little and is fine now," an insider told E!, making sure to add that the hospitalization and diabetes diagnosis "was a wake up call" for Rob. On the other hand, Radar Online reports that he "does not want to see anyone and he has made that very clear to the whole family. He is not answering calls or returning anyone’s text messages." The only person he is willing to see, the site claims, is his sister Khloé, with whom he lives.

The sock designer, who has shied away from the spotlight to the point where he chose not to attend Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding, has frequently caused his family to worry about his reclusive behavior and significant weight gain. (Rob has gained more than 100 pounds in the course of a year.)

"I feel like if I don't help him do something drastic, he's gonna die," Kris Jenner said in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians earlier this year. Kim and Khloé have also been extremely vocal about their brother's behavior, doling out the tough love not only on the show but also in various magazine interviews.

"Rob is such a great guy. He's charming, charismatic, everything. That's what's so infuriating," Khloé told People in October. "I'm like, 'Where is your will to live life? Let's be around people!'"

E!'s insider claims that after his diabetes diagnosis, "doctors told him that he needs to lose weight, exercise and dramatically change his diet, or it will get worse." According to TMZ's sources, if Rob leads a "healthy lifestyle," he can actually get his Type 2 diabetes under control and can "potentially have it go into remission."