Yikes! This is definitely not good. Khloe Kardashian had to cancel several dates on her book tour this week after she became super ill and was diagnosed with a staph infection that she contracted from spending the last month at Lamar Odom‘s bedside in Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She developed a painful lesion on her leg, then came down with a high fever and chills and is really ill, which is pretty serious.
Cedars-Sinai denies that there’s any serious problem with the hospital and instead basically says that Khloe needs to wash her hands more often (as does evertyone else to avoid a similar infection). A rep for the hospital told TMZ that “their incidence of staph infections is below state and national benchmarks for hospitals.” They insist that staph infections are “notoriously common” (uh, except not…) and that “a large percentage of the population have staph bacteria on some part of their body.”
Meanwhile, the Kardashians/Jenners are apparently “freaking out” about Khloe’s infections:
Our Kardashian sources tell us Kris Jenner is “freaked out” because her step-father died from a hospital-borne staph infection. Harry Shannon was in a car accident in 2003, went to the hospital, contracted staph and died. Khloe’s diagnosis has sent Kris into a panic.
What’s more, Kim tried to visit Khloe Wednesday but her doctors ordered her to stay away because she’s 8 months pregnant and it’s too dangerous.
As for Khloe, she’s getting IV antibiotics and so far the staph is still in her system but doctors are hoping the meds will knock it out.
What a mess. Staph infections are no joke, so let’s hope Khloe recovers quickly and that she stays away from the hospital. Lamar may still be there, but it’s time for someone else to take over the visiting duties, because it’s not worth HER getting seriously ill over it.
Signing off…. Antibiotics +painkillers + tweeting does not equal anything good lol
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 19, 2015