Lamar Odom
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Lamar Odom Comes Clean

After knocking on death’s door and dodging Uncle Charles at the crossroads, Lamar Odom is healthy, happy, and thriving.

In the latest issue of US Weekly, the former NBA star opened up about his past drug abuse, how it affected his marriage to Khloé Kardashian, how it almost claimed his life, and how his daughter helped him get clean.

Lamar opened up about the first time his then wife, Khloé, caught him doing cocaine.

I was hiding it for a while, but then I got frustrated and was like, f**k it. Around two years before we split up [in 2011], I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me. She was disappointed. So was I. The sad thing about it is, I don’t know if I was disappointed because I was actually doing the drug or because she caught me. She knew I was doing cocaine the whole time after that. It was my drug of choice. I’m not going to say she accepted it because that would be the wrong word. Tolerated would be a better word.

Drugs weren’t the only thing ruining his marriage. Lamar admits his stock went up when he became a Kardashian.

B**ches and THOTs came out of the woodwork. If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d**k in my pants.

He also talked about how he ended up in the brothel where he overdosed.

I was home by myself. Bored. I wanted to get out and have a good time. Looking back, I might have had a drink to get the mood started, but was I drunk or on drugs? Not at all. I remember lying in bed. Two women were in bed and then I fell asleep. That’s all. When I woke up four days later, I was trying to pull the tubes out of my mouth.

Lamar credits his daughter Destiny for pushing him to get and stay sober!

My daughter gave me the ultimatum to go. She said, ‘Pops, you get help or I won’t talk to you.’ I think she saw it in my behavior. Coke is a real psychological drug. You can be getting high and feeling great and then on the way down cursing yourself out. So I think it was one of those moments on the way down. This last time I checked into rehab, I was able to stay the whole 30 days and get the most out of it. I learned about addiction and that it’s a brain disease. The choices we make when our brain is diseased are involuntary. So it was important and life-changing. My kids were really scared that their dad wasn’t going to be here. It was good bonding time with them when they came to see me. They said, “Dad, we want you to be here.” I was honest with them. There is no reason to lie now. But it was good for them to know it is a disease and one I may pass back to them.

This is definitely one of the more insightful interviews with Lamar Odom.

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