Kris Jenner sobbed during Thursday’s episode of “The Kardashians” after learning that the aging process will not spare her.
The episode walked viewers through Jenner’s emotional experience after her “excruciating pain” led doctors to discover that she needed immediate hip replacement surgery. The matriarch was forced to come to terms with her own mortality as she came to the realization that any aesthetic attempts to reclaim her youth weren’t going to reverse her body’s actual physical decline.
The 66-year-old let cameras in while she expressed nervousness about the upcoming operation. She told her orthopedic surgeon that she “literally couldn’t walk” across the room without a cane.
“The pain that I’ve been feeling seems to be getting in the way of my life, and that is not something that I can really tolerate or have the patience for,” Jenner said in the episode.
“I have this beautiful fabulous life, and I have so many kids and grandkids that I want to share it with. All I wanna do is fix the problem and move on so I can live the best, longest life possible,” she added.
Jenner admitted that the upcoming surgery made her painfully aware that she is getting older and forced her to come to terms with the aging process.
“Hearing the doctor say that I need a hip replacement is very scary for me,” Jenner said. (RELATED: Kris Jenner Submits To A Lie Detector Test And Answers Questions About Kim Kardashian’s Sex Tape)
“It’s just a mindf*ck,” Kris added before breaking down in tears. “You just realize you don’t have that much more time. It’s like suddenly, I can’t do all the things … My hip goes out, my knee is torn. I have an eye infection, I can’t see,” Jenner said, rattling off all the signs of aging that had her feeling so upset.
“It’s the realization that I’m getting older … It messes with your head because I’ve always felt like I was 40 years old,” Kris said. “It reminds me of somebody older than I feel on the inside and somebody who is going to have challenges for the rest of her life. This is serious.”