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Is Scott Disick's Hard Partying Seriously Impacting His Health? Deets HERE!

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scott disick reported kidney problems

Well this is troubling news.

On Friday, it was reported that Scott Disick is currently facing some kidney trouble. Say it ain't so!

Related: Scott Still Keeps Up With The Kardashians!

Apparently, the KUWTK star has been ill for sometime and his constant drinking is only making the situation worse. A source shared:

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Demi Lovato Says She Was A 'C*nt' Before Sobriety & Calls Out Feminists Who 'Don't Do The Work' In Refinery29 Spread!

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Demi is open and honest about overcoming her demons.

Demi Lovato doesn't have a filter.

So, it's no surprise the pop princess sat down with Refinery29 to discuss her past struggle with drugs, alcohol, addiction, and mental illness.

Video: Watch Demi & Nick Jonas Slay Carpool Karaoke With James Corden!

The brunette beauty opened up about how substance abuse affected her attitude, saying:

"Prior to getting sober, I was one of those people who was like, I don't give a f*ck, whatever. And I used that as an excuse to do whatever I wanted. I was a nightmare to work with."

The 23-year-old even went on to use some pretty harsh words to describe her old behavior, admitting she was:

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Prince's Death Prompts Minnesota Medical Board To Reform Opiate Prescription Practices

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Prince's death calls for opiate reform.

Prince's untimely death from an apparent drug overdose has prompted officials in Minnesota to address the opiate prescription problem in the state.

According to TMZ, members of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice met on Saturday and came to the conclusion that prescriptions for opiates are "out of control."

Related: Prince's Close Friends Speak Out About His Addiction

Board members called for stricter regulations and better supervision of doctors who give out painkiller prescriptions.

Although Prince was not mentioned by name, a member did acknowledge that his death had incited a closer look at the problem.

Some board members also concluded that doctors have been relying on opiate prescriptions instead of figuring out less dangerous ways to treat chronic pain conditions that won't result in death.

We'll keep you posted as more information on this reform becomes available.

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Prince's Close Friends Speak Out About The Late Icon's Painkiller Addiction & Untimely Death

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prince friends speak out

It's been weeks since news broke of Prince's untimely death, but only now are his close friends opening up about his painkiller addiction.

As you may recall, not long after the late icon's passing was confirmed, it was revealed that the Purple Rain singer struggled with an almost decade long addiction to Percocet. How sad!

Related: Prince's Long Lost Grandniece Eyes His Fortune!

It's been said that Prince's abuse of opioids may've been the result of his chronic hip pain that hindered his physical activity levels. One of the Raspberry Beret artist's old collaborators named Sky Dangcil theorized the Grammy winner "took the pills to keep the show going."

Oh no! Apparently, when Prince couldn't deal with his pain any longer he would reportedly travel to his estate in Turks and Caicos in order to "rest his hips." As you may know, Sky was both a DJ and a violinist for the Minnesota native between 2000 and 2007.

The musician added:

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Addiction Specialist & Son Remain Silent As The Investigation Into Prince's Death Rages On

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911 caller staying silent

There's something shady about all of this…

The man who called 911 for Prince during his untimely passing is remaining tight-lipped about his involvement in this particular tragedy. Hmm, go on.

Related: Paul McCartney Plays A 'Hometown Tribute' To Prince

As we previously reported, Andrew Kornfeld flew to be with the Raspberry Beret singer in order to help him with his painkiller addiction. What's odd about this situation is that it is Andrew's dad, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who was asked by the late icon's rep to come help save Prince from himself.

Rather than just drop everything to be with the Grammy winner, the rehab specialist sent his son

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