Real Housewife Kim Richards Admits: 'I'm An Alcoholic'

January 26, 2012 By:
Real Housewife Kim Richards Admits: 'I'm An Alcoholic'

Question: What do you spend your time doing when you’re filthy rich, live in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the world, and don’t really have to worry about work?

Yep, you got it, the answer is: get wasted.

That’s why so many of the ladies in the Real Housewives franchise like their booze. From Ramona’s pinot to Camille’s giant ass martini glasses, these women love to drink. But for one Real Housewife, it’s gotten out of control.

Kim Richards, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, admitted during an interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen that she has a drinking problem.

“I’m an alcoholic,” Richards said. And in case you didn't hear her the first time, she repeated: “I’m an alcoholic.”

The socialite entered rehab recently and previously revealed on the show that she was consuming a cocktail of prescription pills: Lexapro, Trazadone and Topamax. Turns out, taking a bunch of prescription pills and mixing them haphazardly makes you act weird. Kim’s behavior on the show became so erratic, producers reportedly urged her to go to rehab or they would consider firing her from the show.

“She may have to go to rehab in order to save her job on the show,” a source close to Richards told Star magazine back in November. “People involved with the show are concerned and might have to step in ... friends and family don’t talk about what’s going on with Kim.”

Well, Brandi Glanville sure has hell did. One of this season’s biggest plotlines was Brandi pointing out how drugged up Kim seemed. It made for some good TV.