Scott Disick is in Las Vegas just a few days after he was spotted in Mexico smoking cigarettes and drinking beer with a few ladies at Girls Gone Wild-creator Joe Francis’ place.
Not long after the pictures surfaced, a report hit via
Kardashian family PR E! News saying that Scott’s ‘no longer interested in recovery’ and that he’s back to his old ways. If you’re keeping track, Scott’s been to rehab a total of four times — most recently in October 2015.
“It’s very safe to say Scott is no longer interested in recovery,” a source told E! News. “He’s been drinking and partying for the last several weeks. This is what he wants. This is what he’s choosing. The friends he’s hanging out with aren’t helping.”
Signs of distress were clear a few weeks earlier when Scott was supposed to attend New York Fashion Week, but bailed on his plans and partied every night instead.
“From the minute he touched down, he’s been a trainwreck. All anyone can assume is that he met up with the wrong people—people who don’t really care about his well-being—and one drink led to another which led to another,” a source told E! News at the time.
“None of these people give a damn if he’s healthy or not…they just want to party,” the source added. “Scott’s back to spiraling.”
Well, Scott says none of this is true. He spoke to People while in Las Vegas to set the record straight about his trip to Mexico
“The only thing I find unfortunate is that I’m seeing a ton of press saying ‘Scott’s off the wagon and he’s this and he’s that and he’s all these things,’ ” he told PEOPLE exclusively. “The truth is I never lied and said that I was never going to have a beer again. I never said I was never going to have a cigarette again. I never lied and said I was never going to go to the beach again. I never lied and said I was not going to be around my friends and their girlfriends and girls and friends.”
On Friday, Kourtney Kardashian‘s ex was in Las Vegas hanging out at 1 OAK Nightclub with NFL Quarterback Johnny Manziel and 1 club owner Eli Pacino. There, Disick sporadically sipped Grey Goose vodka and maintained his composure.
Scott said he wasn’t on a “crazy mission of destruction” as he felt many media outlets painted the trip.
“I was down there hanging out like any other single 32-year-old guy would be,” he said, adding that he was there with many male friends, but images only showed him surrounded by women.
“The truth is I just to live my life and I want to have a little happiness and a little balance,” he said. “The truth is rehab did help me and now I’m just trying to be responsible. I’m not out here trying to get wasted, but you know what, I will have a beer on the beach. I’m not doing drugs, I’m not doing anything insane, so I think people just need to relax … I just want to try to live my life.”
Really, Disick said he was bewildered at how the media has portrayed his life. The reality star said he feels judged by his every move and he doesn’t think it’s necessarily fair.
“I’m not sure I can stay home every single night at 32 years old and be sane,” he said. “In the end, I’m trying to live my life. I’m trying to live it healthy. I’m trying to be there for the people I love, which is Kourtney and kids, but you know what, we’re not together.”
He continued, “I’m single and I’m trying to keep my mind off of things … At the end of the day I think people just need to understand that I have never lied about anything about myself. I am who I am. I do what I do, and enough is enough.”
Asked if drinking was a slippery slope for him considering his stint in rehab last year, he said, “Not at all anymore, I’m totally fine.”
“I mean, I went in for a lot of different reasons. My biggest thing was that I was very addicted to sleeping medication,” he said. “And now, it’s fine.”
Disick understands that he is a public personality, but he feels that he’s treated unfairly.
“I drink responsibly. I have a couple drinks with my friends when I’m out just like anyone else,” he said. “At the end of the day I just want to fit in and I just want to be treated like anybody else and I don’t want to be beat up every day.”
We wish Scott the best.