This Lamar Odom thing is getting out of control! First we learned that he was a major drug addict. Apparently his wife, Khloe Kardashian knew about his drug problems, and kept them hidden for two years. When she couldn’t take it anymore, she staged an intervention with her family demanding he enter rehab or their marriage was over.
Lamar stormed out of the intervention, and disappeared for the weekend. Shortly after, he was spotted again at Khloe’s house, where they were reportedly trying to work on things. Then it seems Khloe moved out – or left – and it was reported that Lamar entered rehab finally. TMZ called every rehab center they knew of, and found that Lamar wasn’t checked into any of them. Conclusion: Lamar wasn’t in rehab. So where was he?
According to PEOPLE, Lamar DID go to rehab, but he checked himself out after only a day. That sounds promising.
The pro basketball player, 32, checked into the drug and alcohol center on Wednesday morning and left Thursday afternoon with an assistant, according to two sources. Odom was later spotted in Los Angeles.
Odom’s drug use has led to trouble in his marriage to Khloé Kardashian Odom – and last week he was arrested for DUI – but his reality star wife has been focused on getting her husband help.
Odom has a history of drug issues. He violated NBA drug policies twice in eight months back in 2001, and spoke in 2003 of his marijuana use.
TMZ has also uncovered just how much money Lamar was blowing on his cocaine addiction. According to them, he spent most of his summer living in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel, where he would drop $800 – $1,000 A DAY on drugs.
We’re told the hotel room was used like a flop house … where Lamar was surrounded by his pal and 7 or 8 other drug abusers — strangers — who came in and out of the room throughout the day and night … for several months straight.
According to sources, Odom was dropping — on average — $800 per day, but sometimes more, for multiple drugs, including crack.
By the way, if $800 worth of crack sounds like a huge amount of drugs for one person … it is. But we’re told Lamar sometimes shared his huge score. Plus, drug dealers often charge rich customers premium prices.
I really worry things are going to end badly for him. I can’t believe he was in rehab for a day – and then left! What is he thinking?? This is one of the latest pictures we have of Lamar, taken on August 31.
Posted Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 7:07am
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