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"I was bleeding and you didn't see." The storyline even the Kardashians chose not to air.

It’s weirdly comforting to know that even during a global pandemic, the Kardashians are still nabbing headlines.

Season 18 of the long-running reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered with a bang this week, ending with Kim and Kourtney Kardashian in a physical altercation after an argument over Kourtney’s contribution to the show.

But apparently there was more to the aftermath of this storyline which viewers weren’t privy to.

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Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kim said the fight led to a one-week production break.

“Kourtney and I are obviously fine right now but we shut down production for a week after that,” said the 39-year-old.

“I think everyone was really shook for a minute and just was like, this isn’t our type of show, we want everyone to be comfortable and safe but that happened.”

The sudden shutdown of production means that the immediate aftermath of the physical altercation between Kim and Kourtney was not filmed and will not be aired as part of the series, which is a break from tradition for the family whose motto is ‘cameras always rolling’.

For reference, the first time (and only other time) production has been halted on the series was in 2015 when Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband, Lamar Odom was hospitalised for a drug overdose.


On-screen text during one of the following episodes addressed Lamar’s hospitalisation and stated that “out of love and respect for Lamar and the family, filming of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was stopped for a brief period”.

“I don’t really ever resort to violence like that but she scratched me so hard, which you guys didn’t see,” Kim continued. “I was bleeding and so you didn’t really get to see that detail but when I looked down at my arm and saw that she had really scratched me and I felt it all on my back, I just went over and slapped her back.”

“It’s not like my proudest moment but we were going through it and she’s made the decision to take time off.”


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In the same interview, Kim also addressed the ongoing tension between her and Kourtney.

“It was pretty intense. I feel like it’s been a lot of built-up resentment from Kourtney, or just feeling like she doesn’t want to film anymore,” she said.

“She’s not the type of person to make a decision and say ‘okay guys I’m not going to film’ but she would come to work with an attitude every day and take it out on everyone from the crew to us and wouldn’t really make that decision.

“So we would keep on pushing her to figure out why she was so unhappy.

“When my mum saw a clip of that she cried and was like, ‘who are you guys? What is going on?'”

For a debrief on the Kardashian drama, along with the biggest entertainment stories of the day, listen to The Spill. 

Their fight also contributed to Kourtney’s decision to “take time off” from the show. This was something she clarified in November 2019, when the 40-year-old confirmed her departure.

“I just decided to spend more time as a mum and put more of my energy there,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“But I’m not saying goodbye… I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18. It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed. Currently, in this room.”


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Plus, if you’re wondering how the Kardashians will be adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic fear not, they have a plan.

Never one to not capitalise on a situation, this season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians will feature footage of the famous family in quarantine – just like the rest of us.

“We filmed the entire season except for the last episode,” said Kim.

“Now that we’ve shut down production, it’ll be all of us in quarantine filmed separately by ourselves.

“The whole last episode will be what we do in quarantine. I literally have no idea what everyone else is doing.”

Think of it as Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Karantine Edition.

You can watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians on hayu or Foxtel. 

Image: E! Network.