Khloe Kardashian 'Didn't Shower for a Week' While Caring for Lamar Odom

khloe kardashianWe all knew Khloe Kardashian made some huge personal sacrifices when estranged husband Lamar Odom overdosed at a brothel in October and she dropped everything (including her book tour) to basically camp out in his hospital room. But now the 31-year-old star is revealing just how grueling that time really was -- like, she didn't even get to shower for a week!


Going without a shower for a few days might not sound like much to, say, any frazzled new mom. But for an always glammed-out Kardashian, this absence of personal grooming must have been a pretty big deal -- and symbolic of the greater emotional pain she was going through.

"Mentally, it took its toll," Kardashian told PEOPLE. "But it wasn't about me. I realized how much it was about [Lamar] so I didn't think twice about it."

"Normally, when I'm going through stuff, I have my release of energy or stress at the gym. But I literally didn't leave the room for a month. I wasn't sleeping as well. I went a week without showering."

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Wow. It's clear that Khloe was pretty badly shaken by what happened to Lamar, and it's just as clear how devoted she'll always be to her ex. And these new details also drive home just how touch-and-go it truly must have been for Lamar during those first weeks -- it seems as if Khloe was genuinely afraid to leave his side. Even though the experience, as she says, nearly drove her insane:

"I was stuck in a room with my thoughts," says Khloe. "My mind didn't have that release. I was like, 'I can't breathe!'"

So hard. Khloe must be unbelievably relieved to be back to her old routine of going to the gym (and showering!). Here's hoping 2016 is a better year for all!

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