Scott Disick Alcohol Poisoning Scare Reportedly a ‘Wake-Up Call’By: Meaghan Ellis - July 19, 2014
Scott Disick is reportedly doing much better after his recent health scare.
For those who missed it, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was hospitalized on Sunday, June 22. According to TMZ, Disick’s hospitalization was a result of alcohol poisoning.
The news of his condition comes after months of speculation of his alleged downward spiral. Several media outlets have reported claims about Disick spiraling out of control for quite some time. Excessive partying and binge drinking is reportedly normal behavior for the 31-year-old reality TV star.
Now, sources close to Disick reveal the bout with alcohol poisoning has served as a moment of clarity for him.
“Scott has known that he needed help for a while, but he just wasn’t ready to take that leap,” a close source said. “He finally had to humble himself and say, ‘Hey, I need help.’ It was a big step for him, and it took a lot of faith on his part.”
According to People magazine, Disick has also enlisted the help of Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. of Miami, FL. “He’s finding his spiritual center now,” the source revealed. “I know what his public persona is, but he’s really a sensitive guy with a small spiritual side.”
The source went on to delve deeper into Disick’s personal life as he’s also battling grief. Back in October of 2013, Disick lost his mother. Then, his father died in January of 2014. Disick reportedly uses partying and alcohol as a form of “self-medication” to cope with the problems he’s facing.
“Obviously, his parents dying had a profound impact on him, and he has been grieving their loss,” the source said. “But don’t make the mistake of assuming that his problems started then. They didn’t. The losses of his parents amplified some issues that he already had. We all turn to self-medication when we’re in pain, and that’s what he has done,” the source explained.
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