A new report alleged Aug. 25 that the NBA star had gone completely missing, and that his friends and family were panicking. However, HollywoodLife.com has learned what’s REALLY going on.
Though a new report Aug. 25 stated that Khloe Kardashian and the whole Kardashian family were reportedly worried sick because Lamar Odom had been M.I.A. for nearly 72 hours, HollywoodLife.com has learned the truth.
Lamar Odom Missing For Nearly 72 Hours?
Lamar is NOT missing, a source close to the family tells HollywoodLife.com. The source adds that Khloe and Lamar’s family knows where he is, and that there is no truth to the report by TMZ that he had disappeared for almost three days.
The report alleged that no one had been able to contact or find Lamar for close to three days. Friends and family were reportedly concerned for Lamar’s health and safety, and were also worried that Lamar was hiding using drugs, TMZ alleged.
Lamar’s alleged substance abuse issues — which have been fingered as the reason for his and Khloe’s marriage troubles — were first reported Aug. 23, also by TMZ. The 33-year-old basketball player reportedly began using drugs about two years ago before entering a rehab facility to get clean.
He was able to stay off drugs during his NBA season, but once it ended he reportedly fell back into his old ways, and it has been driving a wedge between him and Khloe ever since. Khloe reportedly threw Lamar out of their house recently after he rejected the family’s plea to go back to rehab.
Khloe Kardashian Rants On Twitter
At almost the same time the report about Lamar going missing hit the internet on Aug. 25, Khloe took to Twitter to rant about the reports and demand privacy.
“Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk s**t about my family! F**k you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this s**t!,” she aggressively wrote.
You can understand why Khloe is furious and panicky. It must be hard enough to deal with a problem like this in private — to have it right out there in the public eye has to be extremely nerve-racking.
And to have the situation be blown out of proportion with false reports has to make things even more difficult.
— Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Chloe Melas