Khloe Kardashian NOT “Using Staph Infection” As “Excuse To Stay Away From Lamar Odom,” Despite Report

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Khloe Kardashian Staph Infection Excuse Lamar Odom

By Shari Weiss

Khloe Kardashian Staph Infection Excuse Lamar Odom

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Khloe Kardashian is NOT “using” her staph infection as an “excuse to stay away from Lamar Odom,” despite a new report that is both sensational and insensitive. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim.

On Saturday, Celeb Dirty Laundry ran the headline, “Khloe Kardashian Saves James Harden Relationship: Using Staph Infection Excuse To Stay Away From Lamar Odom?” The accompanying story claims Kardashian “has been torn for weeks” between the two men. But the site says “now it’s looking like the ‘KUWTK’ star’s staph infection might be the excuse she needs to stay out of the hospital and away from” Odom.

Of course, the webloid offers no evidence of Kardashian using the infection as an “excuse” to stay away from the hospital. And it’s not like it’s some story she concocted to give herself an out. It would be downright dangerous to her own health and to an already-weakened Odom to visit the hospital while she’s currently ill. She would also pose a risk to hospital staff members and visitors.

Kardashian isn’t “using” her staph infection as an “excuse” not to visit. She just can’t right now for the sake of everyone involved in the situation. Her current absence from the hospital has nothing to do with Harden, and Gossip Cop has no doubt she’ll be back by Odom’s bedside once she is given medical clearance. The situation with Odom and Kardashian is complicated enough without a site like Celeb Dirty Laundry taking her serious illness and twisting it into a sensational claim.

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