Less than a week after he was arrested for driving under the influence on Aug. 30, Lamar has reportedly entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
Khloe Kardashian has been doing everything she can to help Lamar Odom battle his demons, and it looks like she may have finally gotten through to him. After weeks of reports about Lamar’s alleged drug and alcohol abuse, the troubled NBA star has finally checked into rehab. Read on for more details.
Lamar Odom In Rehab For Drugs & Alcohol Addiction — LO’s Getting Help
Everyone from Khloe to Lamar’s family to NBA drug counselors has been reaching out to help Lamar, 33, and he finally came to his senses and is seeking professional guidance, according to People.
“He realized he needs help,” a source told the magazine.
Lamar has a long road to recovery, but with such a strong support system, we know he can get better. The most important thing is that he realized he needs help and is taking action. We hope he can conquer his demons.
Lamar Odom DUI Arrest
Lamar was arrested by the California Highway Patrol in San Fernando Valley at 3:54 a.m., according to TMZ. He was reportedly taken to a nearby police station, where he was booked and was being held on $15,000 bail. He was booked about an hour later into a jail in Van Nuys. He was released at 8:33 a.m., a public informations officer for the LA County Jail System told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Lamar was reportedly pulled over on the 101 Freeway for going too slow, about 50 miles per hour. He was reportedly also unresponsive to police, driving past three exits before pulling over, according to People. The professional athlete reportedly failed multiple sobriety field tests, and refused to submit himself to chemical tests, according to TMZ.
Since the arrest, Lamar’s marriage to Khloe has been crumbling, and she reportedly told him that if he didn’t go to rehab, she would kick him out of the home they share in Tarzana, Calif.
Perhaps it was this ultimatum that prompted Lamar to get help. Khloe must feel so relieved! She has been determined to stand by Lamar while he struggles to get clean, as a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “Khloe’s not going anywhere. He’s in his marriage as best as he can be. They will work it out — the two of them can handle this!”
We’re so glad Lamar is finally getting the help he needs. We hope he and Khloe can work through his issues together.
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