Kyle Chrisley was hospitalized two weeks after Todd and Julie Chrisley were brought up on a dozen charges of tax evasion. The couple has denied any involvement in these crimes.
Kyle Chrisley joined his father Todd for Thursday's episode of the latter's podcast "Chrisley Confessions," where he revealed that his recent health scare was a suicide attempt.
The 27 year old, who was recenty estranged from his father, was rushed to the hospital two weeks after Todd Chrisley, along with wife Julie, was indicted on a dozen charges of tax evasion. But it wasn't the stress of his family's life that saw him in trouble.
"I take medication and I had a bad side effect to it and I tried to take my own life," Kyle said, as reported by People. "With the meds, I got all kinds of crazy thinking going on.
Todd jumped in to specify that this was a new medication that Kyle had begun taking. "One of the side effects is suicidal tendencies and we're now off of that," he clarified. Kyle is reportedly feeling much better now and has already returned to work.
A spokesperson for the family was less clear at the time of Kyle's hospitalization, when Todd posted a bedside family photo. "Kyle is fine," the spokesperson said. "He had an adverse reaction to his medication, but as you can see from the photo his father posted on Instagram, he is doing great."
This is just the latest chapter in a very tumultuous few weeks for the Chrisley family that has included those tax evasion charges, allegations from Todd's daughter Lindsie that Todd tried to extort her over a sex tape with "Bachelorette" alum Robby Hayes.
Last month, Todd and Julie were slapped with a multi-count indictment, alleging years of tax evasion, bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy between 2007 and 2012. Court docs claim the couple ran a scheme in which they swindled banks out of millions of dollars in loans by providing fraudulent information, then skipped out on paying federal taxes on the money they earned. Their accountant was indicted, too.
The Chrisleys turned themselves in and pleaded not guilty in court on August 14. Shortly before the charges became public, though, the couple put out a lengthy statement, denying any wrongdoing.
According to Todd and Julie, a former employee of theirs carried out the financial crimes without their knowledge or participation. They insist they have nothing to hide.
Todd accused Lindsie of having had extramarital affairs with Robby and former "Bachelor in Paradise" contestant Josh Murray -- both of whom dated Amanda Stanton -- just two days after he and wife Julie were indicted for 12 counts of tax evasion.
Lindsie claimed in a police report acquired by TMZ that Todd and her brother Chase subsequently tried to extort her to lie on his behalf in court by threatening to release the tape. Todd has denied these claims.
While Kyle hasn't been as directly involved with the current chaos swirling around the Chrisley family, he nevertheless may have played a pivotal role in the legal hot water his parents find themselves. While he has since reconciled with both Todd and Julie, it didn't come before he went on "Good Morning America" back in 2017 and claimed that Todd bragged about not having to pay any taxes, as noted by People.
Kylie now says he was lying during that interview, as a result of drug addiction, and insists that Todd is innocent of all the charges brought against him. "I can't take it back so I'm telling you now, with a clear mind, my mom and dad have done nothing wrong!" Kyle wrote in a Facebook post.
"Today, I am sober. I am working, and I am at a good place in my life. I just want to fix what I've done wrong so that I am able to forgive myself." According to Kyle's post, it was Lindsie and their biological mother Teresa Terry who went to the authorities over Todd's alleged tax evasion. Lindsie has denied any involvement in Todd's legal issues.