Lamar Odom battling drug addiction
Allegations stating that Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odon has been battling a drug addiction have resulted in rumors that the celebrity couple is separating, reports TMZ..
According to the website, basketball star Odom has been struggling with an addiction to crack cocaine for at least two years - a secret that Khloe had been hiding from most of her family for several years, until recently. His issues were apparently brought to light after Khloe staged an intervention. For a short time, it was reported that Odom went missing, but the New York Daily news reports that he is in a Los Angeles hotel room with friends, trying to sort through his drug problem.
A stint in rehab
Odom reportedly spent three weeks at a San Diego rehab center during the NBA offseason last year at the request of his wife. In 2001, Odom admitted to using marijuana after he was suspended from the Clippers for violating NBA drug policies two times in eight months. The NBA only tests for performance-enhancing drugs, not recreational drugs, during the offseason.
“I’ve made a couple (of mistakes), and I may make a couple again, but hopefully they won’t be as big as this one,” Odom said of the marijuana incident.
Odom has talked openly about his father's drug addiction on his reality show "Lamar & Khloe."
“My father’s a heroin addict,” Odom said. “I witnessed things that a 10-year-old definitely wasn’t supposed to see."
Out of control?
After TMZ reported that Lamar went missing after a fight with his wife, Kardashian tweeted, "Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk s--- about my family."
A source told People magazine on Monday, "They really do love each other. But she really feels that this problem is out of control, and she's hurt that he won't get help."
Jeff Shwartz, Odom's agent, would not comment on the athlete's condition, only saying that friends are helping Odom deal with an "unspecified drug problem."
"Playing in the NBA is still very much part of Lamar’s plans," Shwartz said.
Source: NY Daily News, Huffington Post