On Oct. 1, Lamar was photographed visiting his wife, Khloe Kardashian, at their Tarzana, Calif. home, and the pics revealed his ‘dramatic’ weight loss, believed to be caused by his alleged drug addiction. At 6’10, Lamar is far ‘too thin’ for his height, a fitness expert tells Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Lamar Odom‘s ’shocking’ appearance during his visit to Khloe Kardashian, 29, has raised a few eyebrows. Recent reports claim the troubled NBA star has been shacked up in a gated community home in Palm Springs going on crack binges, and if his sudden weight loss is due to his alleged drug abuse, then he’s in dire need of help, celebrity fitness expert Lisa DeFazio says. Read on for all the EXCLUSIVE details.
Lamar Odom Skinny: Pictures Reveal He’s ‘Wasting Away’– Drugs To Blame?
Hollywoodlife.com caught up with Lisa to discuss the latest on Lamar’s health and weight loss.
“In the new photos of Lamar Odom, he looks to weigh about 180 pounds, which is certainly an unhealthy weight for his height and build. He looks to have lost a tremendous amount of muscle,” Lisa tells Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
When he played for the Clippers, Lamar, 33, weighed in at 245 pounds — which would mean he’s lost 65 pounds over the last year, if Lisa’s accurate about his current weight.
“Lamar is clearly underweight for his height,” she says. ”At 6’10, a healthy weight for Lamar would be 240 pounds, plus or minus 10 pounds.”
There are several factors that can play a part in weight loss, including stress, poor diet, insomnia and more. We can only imagine what Lamar has been going through emotionally, mentally and physically over the past few months, as his current woes would definitely take a toll on anyone. We hope Lamar gets the help he needs soon.
Will Lamar Seek Rehab?
Khloe gave Lamar an ultimatum during his recent visit to their home — “Get help or stay away,” a source told TMZ.
But Lamar is reportedly telling friends that he believes “self-help can do the trick” in ridding himself of his alleged drug addiction. Khloe isn’t having it — and she’s probably right in saying that Lamar needs professional help.
So HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think? Does Lamar look too thin for his height? Share your thoughts below!
– Written by HL Staff, Reporting by Sandra Clark