Kim Richards, the 46-year-old reality star best known for her appearances on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', was checked into rehab by her family after last night's (20th January 2011) eventful season finale of the hit Bravo show, reports the New York Daily News. A decision was taken for Richards to seek help after she had got into a drunken argument with her sister Kyle while the pair celebrated the birthday of fellow cast-mate TAYLOR ARMSTRONG.
On last night's episode, a discussion the sisters were having about a previous disagreement in New York soon erupted into a heated war of words and the women continued their feud later in the evening when they retreated back to their limo. Kim accused her sister of being "a phony" and Kyle replied by calling Kim "delusional" and "demented" before screaming, "You are a liar ... and you are an alcoholic! Yeah, that's right. I've said it now, and everybody knows". The explosive finale ended with Kyle storming out of the limousine and telling her sister that she was now on her own. As the credits began to roll, a written message appeared on the screen confirming that Kim was checked into rehab by her family shortly after the episode was filmed.
On the show's blog, Kyle said she was not at liberty to reveal what happened after the argument, but said, "My heart was broken and I suffered an incredible amount of anxiety and panic attacks. Next to losing my mother, this was the most difficult time of my life".