Rob Kardashian’s weight gain issues have caused concern for years. But after he was photographed for the first time in months looking drastically heavier than ever before, the concern has turned into a dire need to get the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star help fast.
“Rob looked terrible – and absolutely huge,” an eyewitness told Star magazine of Rob’s In-N-Out Burger run earlier this month. “He has a scraggly beard and was wearing a large T-shirt and baggy shorts, but they seemed to be stretched to their limits. It’s shocking how much weight he’s put on.”
Although sister Kim Kardashian recently revealed to ET that her brother is in “good spirits,” a friend claimed that Rob is only getting worse. “He had been spending some time at a low budget L.A. hotel, but now he’s gone back to crashing at Khloe Kardashian’s Calabasas mansion, holing himself up and refusing to leave,” the pal said.
The insider added that Rob “sits alone in a darkened room all day, eating junk food, watching sports or movies and playing video games.”
A dietitian and nutritionist revealed to the magazine that if Rob doesn’t act fast, the outcome of his weight gain could be deadly. “People who are not treating their depression with medication and/or therapy use food, drugs and alcohol to deal with life,” she said. “His extreme weight gain can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.”
With the source revealing that sister Khloe is “almost at her wits’ end with Rob” and mom Kris Jenner focusing on “keeping the Kardashian brand alive,” Rob is alone. “Rob is obviously not in a good place,” the insider explained. “But if he can get help for his depression, everything else could get under control. The only person who can save Rob is Rob.”
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