That paragon of selfless humanity, Kim Kardashian, has bailed on a scheduled appearance in Australia, telling friends she needs some time to just focus on herself.
After announcing on Monday she was ending her twelve-second marriage to Kris Humphries, Kim jetted off to Australia to promote her line of handbags and put in an appearance at The Melbourne Cup, a thoroughbred horse race.
Since she’s been there, she’s given at least one radio interview and one TV interview, all while sticking to the script and pulling sad panda faces.
But apparently it’s all just too much for her delicate constitution.
According to TMZ, Kim told friends that she’s so “distraught” over the divorce and all the icky publicity that she’s ditching the horse race and coming home ahead of schedule.
And in what may be the quote of the year, she reportedly said, “I need to take care of me now, and I can’t work for awhile.”
No word on how many of her friends did spit-takes or peed themselves with laughter, but I like to think it was more than two.