Kim Kardashian West will have a “very quiet” birthday celebration this year.

The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star is due to turn 36 on October 21 but is planning a low-key celebration as she is still recovering after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris earlier this month.

A source told E! News: “Kim's birthday is going to be a very quiet celebration this year. She has no plans on making a big bash. She will have an intimate birthday with her immediate family.

“She is not in any celebrating mood yet. Kanye [West] is trying to do whatever he can to make her feel better, but it's just the constant memories of the robbery that keep on messing with her. She just wants to be around her family at this time.”

And the 35-year-old television personality - who has North, three, and Saint, 10 months, with her husband Kanye - will be taking some “much needed time off”.

A handwritten note penned by the reality star's assistant Stephanie Sheppard read: “Hey group, so you may have noticed we haven't updated the app in a couple weeks. Keeks is taking some much needed time off.

“But not to worry we've called upon Kim's closest friends, fam and yours truly to save up some exclusives. Stay tuned for new posts and app takeovers!! Thank you so much for your support for my girl. Love you mean it! (sic)”

Meanwhile, it was previously claimed that Kim's captors used a decoy to help them escape.

A police official previously shared: “They wanted us to believe that they were amateurs, but all the real clues point to them being extremely sophisticated professionals. There is no way a gang like this would drop stuff and fall off bicycles -- all that was done for any cameras that might be in the area. It is far more likely that they played around on bikes for a few minutes after stealing the jewels, and when they still had their masks on, before they all got into a van and disappeared.”

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