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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Did Kim Richards Check Into Rehab at Bravo’s Request?

On December 5, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards entered rehab to seek treatment for substance abuse issues. This isn’t Kim’s first stint in rehab: She sought treatment shortly after RHoBH Season 1 wrapped last summer, but left a week later.

According to RadarOnline sources, this time Kim went to rehab at the request of Bravo executives. “Kim was basically told that if she wanted to stay on the show then she had to get help, so she did,” an insider told Radar. “Kim doesn’t have any other significant source of income and she needs to keep her job on the show.”

While the insider says Kim “definitely abuses alcohol,” the reality star also revealed on this season of RHoBH that she was taking a number of prescription pills, from anti-depressant Lexapro to sleep aid Trazadone.

Kim is currently continuing her treatment at the inpatient facility, and was recetnly paid a visit from sister Kyle Richards, who says her sibling is doing "fantastic."

We wish her all the best!

Source: People, Radar

12.30.2011 / 01:50 AM EDT by Erica Strauss
Related: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Gossip, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards

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