SCOTT Disick was encouraged to go to rehab last week by his ex Kourtney Kardashian and his girlfriend Sofia Richie, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Scott’s substance battles have been heavily chronicled in the past but after years of improvement, things allegedly recently escalated due to the COVID-19 quarantine.
An insider told to The Sun: “He was trying to hide this relapse because he knew that he could.
“Kourtney and the Kardashians are trying to take this lockdown very seriously, and he was able to not have to be accountable to any of them, including Kourtney.”
The source said the reality star began “heavily using” again in mid-April and things were so bad, “it got to the point where Sofia gave him a choice.”
The source claimed the father-of-three “broke down” when confronted about his ongoing battle with substances but was ultimately receptive to getting help.
The source said: “He voluntarily checked himself in because he knew he could not do it anymore. He was afraid for himself, for his family and did not want to be a statistic of this COVID lockdown.
“Everyone is relieved that he checked in and he chose to go.”
Before her let the facility, the insider told The Sun he will “stay in as long as he needs to” but added that the Kardashian family wants him to “stay until after lockdown is over.”
The Daily Mail alleged he had been drinking heavily and using cocaine while under quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, his lawyer Marty Singer, told TMZ that Scott was not there for drugs and alcohol.
Scott’s attorney said: “In an effort to finally come to terms and deal with the pain that Scott has been silently suffering for many years due to the sudden death of his mother, followed by the death of his father 3 months later, Scott made the decision to check himself into a rehab facility last week to work on his past traumas.”
A picture that was taken of Scott from inside the facility began circulating online which reportedly enraged the star enough to leave.
According to the outlet, the TV personality’s team believe the photo – taken during his check-in – was leaked by a staff member and could potentially lead to criminal prosecution.
Once Scott was told about the picture being made public, he immediately requested a car pick him up and is now traveling back to LA, TMZ claimed.
In October 2013, his mother Bonnie Disick tragically passed away after a long-term illness.
Just three months later, Scott’s dad Jeffery died, and the cause of death has not been publicly revealed.
On last Thursday’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, fans saw a rare glimpse at the real estate mogul’s emotional side when he teared up while talking about his late parents.
Scott invited his dad’s best friend “Uncle Dave” to his Calabasas mansion so his three kids – Mason, 10, Penelope, 7, and 5-year-old Reign – could learn about their paternal grandparents.
“Losing my parents is not an easy subject for me to talk about, It puts me in a very vulnerable place, to remember them and think about them,” he said during a confessional on the show.
The New York native held back tears as he went through old photographs of his mom and dad with his young children.
Scott – who has openly talked about his struggles with drugs and alcohol in the past – shares his three children with ex Kourtney.
The Poosh founder dated Scott on-and-off for nine years before ultimately calling it quits in 2015 after he was seen with another woman while intoxicated.
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An episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians showed the real estate mogul checked into a 30-day Malibu rehab program in October 2015.
The treatment came after his final split with Kourtney – which was allegedly caused by his hard-partying ways.
Scott started dating Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia in September 2017, and was spotted with the model in Malibu just last week.
A rep for Scott has not yet responded to The Sun’s call for comment.