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OTRC: Kim Richards reportedly 'doing well' after rehab stint says sister Kathy Hilton

Kim Richards appears in a 2011 promotional photo for 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' (Bravo)

Kim Richards of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is reportedly "doing well" after her recent stay in rehab, according to sister Kathy Hilton.

Hilton talked to Us Weekly recently about her troubled reality star sister Kim. "Kim is on her way. She is having a good time," she told the magazine. She added that Kim is doing "fabulous."

Hilton's other sister, Kyle, is also on the series. During an episode that aired on January 16, viewers saw Richards acting erratic and locking herself in the bathroom while getting ready to go to the opening of cast member Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant Sur.

By the end of the episode, Kim Richards became emotional and admitted to her sister Kyle that her relationship with boyfriend Ken was on the rocks.

Richards reportedly left rehab on earlier this month after seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and other "serious issues." She initially entered an undisclosed treatment center on December 5.

Her drinking problems led to a dramatic point in the show's first season finale when her sister Kyle confronted her about the problem in a limousine. Richards has also show erratic behavior in several episodes this season.

In an October episode of the show's second season, new cast member Brandi Glanville -- who is Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife, accused Richards of being "wasted" during the group's game night. Glanville and Richards had a shouting match over the accusation.

Richards is a former child actress who starred in "Nanny and the Professor" and "Escape to Witch Mountain." She is the younger sister of Kathy Hilton who is Paris Hilton's mother.

Other cast members of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" taped the reunion show on January 5, though there is no official word on whether Kim Richards attended the taping, host and Bravo executive Andy Cohen said in his blog it was "high drama, lots of emotion, and some fun and laughs too."

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