On October 13, 2015, Lamar Odom gave friends, family, and fans the scare of a lifetime when he was found comatose in a Las Vegas brothel. Many feared it was the end that was coming after his increased drug use. Now Odom is breaking his silence. He admits he suffered 12 strokes and two heart attacks after that incident, and though it was reported as an overdose, he says he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He did, however, open up about his drug use, Khloe Kardashian, his infidelities, and what led to him going to rehab this last time.
Exclusive interview via US Weekly Magazine:
Take Us back to the start of your marriage. Was Khloé aware of your drug use?
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.
You mean other women?
Yes. Bitches 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.
After Khloé filed for divorce in December 2013, you moved into an apartment in L.A.
That’s where me and my friend Jamie [Sangouthai], God bless the dead, turned the drug use up to another level. The “don’t give a f–k” place. I was in a very dark place and very confrontational. I wasn’t trying to repair my marriage; I was just trying to get high. My life was all about drugs at that point. It probably helped the end of my career come along a little faster because drugs killed my drive to want to train and be in shape. It killed that and my sex drive. The only time you can f–k is when you take coke.
Tell Us about the night you ended up at the brothel.
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.
When did you realize you needed to enter rehab again?
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.
Odom says he is now clean and back to his real self.
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