The 26-year-old reality star and sock designer visited a doctor on the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and received a scary reality check. Rob Kardashian's doctor warned he risked death if he didn't change his lifestyle.
The portly reality star - who has been battling with fluctuating weight - sought medical help on the urging of his momager, Kardashain Klan matriarch Kris Jenner, and the family were horrified by the results of the tests. In scenes which aired on Keeping Up with the Kardashians on Sunday night, the doctor advised Rob was at risk of developing diabetes and eventual organ failure, prompting Kris to lose it with her 26-year-old son.
"Your liver is shutting down," she told him. "This is life-threatening at this point. You kan only sustain this level of being unhealthy for so long."
Rob - whose father Robert Kardashian died aged just 59 from esophageal cancer in 2003 - agreed he needed to make changes and was later praised by his personal trainer for his hard work in the gym.
The shocking news kame weeks after the sock designer - seriously, it's a thing - admitted to his older sister Khloe Kardashian that his weight gain has made him depressed.
"I've never felt so down depressed in my life," he said. "I'm trying to be in the fashion industry and I'm not going to be taken seriously when I'm fifty pounds overweight. It's embarrassing to the family."