Lamar Odom to open up about overdose
Lamar Odom will tell all about his near-fatal overdose in a TV interview in January.
The 37-year-old basketball player – who almost died following a drink and drugs binge in a Nevada brothel in October 2015 – is currently in rehab in order to "focus on himself" and will be discussing his journey to sobriety and recovery on ‘The Doctors’ next month.
His spokesperson told Us Weekly in a statement: "Lamar Odom has checked into rehab.
"After consulting with his family and friends, and meeting with Dr. Travis Stork of ‘The Doctors’, he has decided it is best he take time to focus on himself. He is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle and being the best father he can be to his children.
"Lamar asks that the public please respect his privacy at this time and truly appreciates the love and support of his family, friends and fans.
"He will talk about his journey in January on ‘The Doctors’."
A new teaser trailer for the interview, ‘Lamar Odom’s Road to Rehab’, promises the sportsman – who has kids Destiny, 18, and Lamar Jr., 14, from a previous relationship – will give a "candid confessional" about his overdose, how he is dealing with his "demons" and his relationship with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian and her family.
The promotional clip shows Lamar asked directly about his drug use.
The medic says: "There are reports that you’ve still been using substances — is that true or false?"
But in the footage, the former NBA star simply stays silent.
Since his overdose, Lamar has only spoken out publicly about his health scare once, during an episode of last season’s ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’.
He said: "I can remember being scared half to death. … I was trapped in my body. I couldn’t even say ‘Excuse me’ or ‘Thank you.’ Now I’m taking it day by day."