Kim Richards Checks Out Of Rehab

January 11th, 2012 9:14am EST

Erica Dasher Paris Hilton's aunt Kim Richards has officially checked out of rehab.

Reports suggested "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" regular wrapped up her stint in treatment at the end of last month, but a representative for the star later dismissed the rumors, confirming Richards was still seeking help for an undisclosed issue.

Now the star's sister and reality TV co-star, Kyle Richards, has confirmed to E! News that Kim has completed her programme and returned home.

E! News boss Ryan Seacrest announced the news on his Los Angeles radio show on Tuesday, stating, "We're very happy to report that Kyle told me exclusively off the air Kim is actually out of rehab! She assured us, despite reports to the contrary, Kim is not drinking or partying at all, and is on the road to recovery."

It is not clear why Kim entered rehab, but Kyle referred to her as an alcoholic on a 2010 episode of "Real Housewives."

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