Khloé Kardashian had knee surgery after car accident

Khloe Kardashian explains why her knees look different. Photo / Getty Images
Khloe Kardashian explains why her knees look different. Photo / Getty Images

Khloé Kardashian needed reconstructive surgery on her knees in her teens after a car accident.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has recalled how the terrible accident that she was in when she was a young girl has affected her physically.

Writing on her official website, she shared: "Whenever I post a picture of my legs on Instagram, everyone comments on how f***ed up my knees look.

"It's because I've had reconstructive surgery, you a**holes! My right leg is an inch and a half thinner than my left because my muscles deteriorated and never recovered. The reason I've had so many of these surgeries - and always wear a knee brace for my workouts - is because I was in a car accident when I was 16 ...

"I was was wearing my seatbelt but the strap was under my armpit. I was in a small Mercedes and it compacted in the wreck. My head and upper body went through the windshield and my legs were stuck under the steering wheel ... I had knee surgery the day of my accident and a couple more after that. Lord, help me! So next time you see me in a knee brace, you know why! (sic)"

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And the 31-year-old television personality also remembered some of the horrific injuries she had to face - but did reveal the unfortunate accident taught her a handy hair technique.

She added: "I had a neck brace, burns all over my body and had to take showers sitting in a chair. [My best friends] Malika and Khadijah [Haqq] would literally help me shower.

"They also did my hair so that I wouldn't have to wash it as often. That's how I first started wearing cornrows!"

- Bang! Showbiz

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