In the recent episode of The Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian opens up about her health scare and the emotional toll it took on her and her loved ones. Last year, news broke that Khloé had a precancerous melanoma tumor removed from her face, which led to concern and speculation among fans. The episode delves deeper into this scary journey and provides real-time insight into Khloé’s experience.
During the Season 3 premiere, filmed in early September, Khloé reveals that she had noticed a small bump on her cheek for “seven or eight months” and decided to have it biopsied. The results showed that the bump was precancerous, requiring her to undergo surgery to have it completely removed. In a conversation with her sister Kylie Jenner, Khloé explains that a plastic surgeon had to cut out the entire affected area.
In this week’s episode, we witness the aftermath of the surgery as Khloé’s longtime best friend, Malika Haqq, comes over to offer comfort and support. As they sit on Khloé’s couch, it’s evident that she is struggling to talk due to the stitches on her face. Malika asks about the larger bandage, and Khloé reveals that she had to undergo a second biopsy because the doctors discovered more than they had initially anticipated.
Khloé describes waking up after the surgery with a substantial bandage on her face, making it difficult for her to move her mouth due to the stitches on the inside. She admits that the situation turned out to be far more serious than she had understood or expected. Khloé shares pictures of the stitches taken immediately after the surgery and explains that by Wednesday, she will know if a second round of treatment is necessary.
While discussing her condition, Malika breaks down in tears, expressing her discomfort at seeing Khloé in pain. Khloé, struggling to speak, asks why Malika is crying. Malika explains that it is hard for her to witness Khloé going through such a challenging time, comparing it to the difficult period when Khloé’s father passed away from cancer in 2003.
The timing of Khloé’s cancer scare couldn’t have been worse. Just weeks before this episode was filmed, Khloé had welcomed her second child with Tristan Thompson via surrogate. However, it was publicly revealed that Tristan had fathered a child with another woman outside of their relationship, causing a major scandal. The family had expressed concerns about Khloé’s well-being, especially with the arrival of her new baby. Despite the tumultuous events, Khloé reassures everyone that she is “fine” because she has to be strong for her children.
Reflecting on the past few months, Khloé admits in her confessional that she constantly battles with anxiety and worries about the test results. Waiting for the results allows her mind to wander into dark places, contemplating the possibility of having cancer and the potential spread of the disease. She shares her anxieties and fears about the uncertain future.
Malika suggests that Khloé might benefit from allowing herself to have a good cry, encouraging her to process the traumas she has experienced. Khloé questions the purpose of crying and its impact, but Malika believes that it will help her heal and move forward. Khloé, however, tries to maintain her composure and asks Malika not to worry about her.
The episode concludes by informing viewers that they can watch the latest episode on Hulu or Disney+. The next episode will be available for streaming on June 8, continuing the journey of Khloé Kardashian and her ongoing struggles and triumphs.