Khloe Kardashian reveals drinking problem: CLOSE TO REHAB

Khloe Kardashian reveals drinking problem: CLOSE TO REHAB

WHO KNEW? Khloe Kardashian reveals in her new book that she “came close” to rehab after developing a drinking problem.

In her new tell-all book, Strong Looks Better Naked, the E! reality star, 31, opens up about her dark past of boozing and partying following the 2003 death of her father, Robert Kardashian Sr.

“I was 19 at the time, and to say I didn’t handle his death well is an understatement,” she confesses. “I didn’t turn to drugs, but I certainly drowned my sorrows in drink, and the partying soon got out of hand. I was underage and behaving recklessly in clubs and at private parties.”

“During this period, I became aware of how easy it is to become a binge drinker…I see pictures of myself at the time and I was so bloated that I look like I’m 45 years old!”

Refusing to face the pain of her father’s tragic passing following his battle with cancer, she pulled away from “concerned” family members, and surrounded herself with party pals.

“It was pretty much, ‘Don’t worry. We can get you into this club.’ Or, ‘Here, have one more drink for the road,’” she recalls.

She credits sister Kourtney, 35, with pulling her out of the downward spiral by giving her a managerial job at Dash, the family’s first women’s boutique.

“I didn’t end up in rehab…because Kourtney put her foot down and forced me to take control of my life, but I probably came close,” she admits.

Khloe claims she now deals with stress by working out and journaling.