Lamar Odom’s divorce from Khloe Kardashian will be official on Saturday, and today Odom checked himself back into rehab. The former NBA star has continued to struggle with addiction after a near-fatal overdose at a Las Vegas brothel in October 2015.
Via E! News, who broke the story:
E! News can confirm the former Los Angeles Lakers player recently admitted himself into rehab in San Diego, Calif.
“It was his own decision. He wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life,” a source shared with E! News. “He has not fallen off the wagon, but he understands the importance of maintaining his sobriety.”
According to TMZ, Odom has been at the facility for four days and plans to stay there for an extended period.
Odom’s life has been filled with a heartbreaking amount of tragedy. While growing up in a rough neighborhood in Queens, when he lost his mother to cancer when he was 12 years old. She had raised him mostly on her own, and his father struggled with heroin addiction. Then in 2006, his six and a half month son Jayden died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Despite his many hardships, Odom is revered as one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Here at COED, we’re hopeful this positive step will help Odom get his life back in order.