NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 9:13 PM
Kourtney Kardashian (second from left) says Khloe Kardashian (left) is doing well, while their mother Kris Jenner (second from right) is reportedly “freaked out.”
Reality star Kourtney Kardashian says her sister Khloe is doing well — despite reports that her family is panicking as she fights a painful staph infection.
“She’s good,” Kourtney Kardashian told E! News on Thursday. “She’s OK. She’s not feeling well, but she’s OK.”
But TMZ reported earlier that several of Khloe’s family members are worried about her condition.
Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, is reportedly “freaked out,” as her step-father Harry Shannon died in the hospital after contracting a staph infection there in 2003.
Meanwhile, Kardashian’s other sister Kim was told by doctors that she shouldn’t visit Khloe, since she’s eight months pregnant and can’t risk contracting the infection, according to the gossip site.
Khloe Kardashian revealed she wasn’t feeling well on Wednesday when she canceled a book signing and told her fans on Twitter that she was going to get more tests done to see what was wrong.
TMZ later reported she had contracted staph at the hospital treating her husband, former NBA star Lamar Odom, adding that she had a high fever, swollen glands and a lesion on her leg.
Kardashian (right) reportedly contracted the infection as she visited Lamar Odom’s (left) bedside.
“It’s so scary,” a source told TMZ. “She’s so sick.”
An insider close to Kardashian, however, downplayed the severity of the socialite’s sickness to the Daily News.
“Khloe has a minor infection and is being treated by her doctors,” the source said. “She is run down as she has been burning the candle at both ends. She will be fine but needs some rest.”
The 31-year-old Kardashian has spent much of her time the past few weeks in Los Angeles’ Cedars Senai Medical Center at the bedside of Odom, who is currently recovering after he was found unconscious and frothing at the mouth after a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel last month.
On Wednesday, Kardashian seemed to think stress was the cause of her ailment.
“Stress can run our bodies down so please everyone take care of yourselves,” she tweeted before the reports of the staph infection emerged.