Kim Richards
Rehab Update

Kim Richards has completed her stint in rehab and is well on the road to recovery, her sister Kyle Richards told Ryan Seacrest. Will her newfound sobriety stick?

Kim Richards

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has one less drama to contend with. Cast member Kim Richards has completed her stint in rehab and is walking down the road of recovery.

Sister and cast mate Kyle Richards confirmed the news to Ryan Seacrest this morning.

"We're very happy to report that Kyle told me exclusively off the air Kim is actually out of rehab!" Seacrest said. "She assured us, despite reports to the contrary, Kim is not drinking or partying at all, and is on the road to recovery."

The news comes the day after an explosive episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which Kim Richards' boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld and the reality star were a full 36 hours late to the Hawaiian birthday celebration of Kyle's husband and offered contradicting excuses for her erratic, and often selfish, behavior.

In one scene, Kim kept the entire cast waiting on a bus because she overslept; then when the bus finally left without her on it, she missed the boat trip to which everyone was heading. Kim also arrived late to a dinner party for Kyle's husband, then left abruptly after her sister called her out on her bad behavior.

Kim will not be part of the RHOBH reunion special, which taped last week.

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This isn't the first time Kim has been to rehab. She checked into a treatment center earlier in 2011 after a drunken brawl with Kyle which aired on the show.

Before she was released from the treatment center, Kim's ex-husband Monty Brinson told People, "Kim's the happiest she's been in a very long time. She's ready to start a new life when she gets out."

That new life starts today.

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Comments on "Kim Richards leaves rehab -- but is she healthy?"

Nick September 29, 2012 | 2:34 AM

And I just wanted to take another moment to explain that when I say kim should avoid the media spotlight, in no way do I mean she should stay out of the spotlight forever, just for the time being. Especially where reality shows are concerned. She was, a great actress at one time, and im sure in time she could be again, but she needs to be on firmer ground first. For years i would watch old movies, and tv shows and I thought she and I were the same age, well long story short she is 10 years older then me, and she is still smokin hot! I had a major crush on her and still do.

Nick September 29, 2012 | 2:05 AM

katy you sound caty, while I agree that she probably should stay out of any type of media spotlight, and think reality shows are extremely over rated, and extremely assinying anyway, if we intend to continue watching them due to our morbid obsession to other peoples business, Then we cant really complain when we find that they have just as screwed up a life as anyone else. After all, how would your personal life hold up under the same intrusive spotlight. if we dig enough we can find plenty of unsavory info on anyone no one is a saint.

Katy January 15, 2012 | 4:37 PM

Get kim Richards of the air

Tiselleah January 13, 2012 | 2:37 AM

I can truly relate to KIM AND KYLE! I so glad that KIM got the help she needed. So did I. But in the end, my problem wasn't ME, it was my sister. She too is 2 yrs younger then I. I was told that as long as I was close or around my sister, I wouldn't function right because she would always throw me under the bus. KIM needs to have as little as possible being around Kyle. I haven't seen or spoke to my sister in 30 years, we've tried but as usual on line, she'd be condesending, call me stupid. We still couldn't. I can't stand her an we ended right then. I have NO regrets and doing pretty good. I still have issues but I'm dealing with it pretty good. I truly believe that KIM would make it fine with little contact with her sister. It's sad but it's necessary to get better.

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