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Lamar Odom: The Tragic Accident That Destroyed His Marriage & Sobriety Revealed

Wed, October 21, 2015 12:29pm EDT by 5 Comments

This is so heartbreaking. Lamar Odom’s years of addiction and relationship problems were reportedly brought on by one fatal accident. See what it is here.

As Lamar Odom, 35, slowly recovers from his life-threatening ordeal, a new report has brought to light the one tragic event that caused Lamar to put down the basketball and spiral down this bad path. Find out what terrible accident apparently caused Khloe Kardashian, 31, to file for divorce from Lamar, and led him to a near-fatal crisis.

Lamar was married to Khloe for just two years when the tragedy struck. In July 2011, he was involved in a car accident: Lamar’s driver struck a teenager riding a motorcycle, and the 15-year-old died. Though Lamar wasn’t driving the SUV, the incident apparently broke him, as Us Weekly magazine reports. “He’s said he never fully recovered from that and has been living with the sadness ever since,” a friend of Lamar’s tells the magazine.

That fatal car crash completely shattered Lamar’s spirit. “Things kept getting worse and worse, and he was numbing the pain with whatever he could find,” the friend adds. His substance abuse led to a DUI bust in 2013, and Khloe filed for divorce in Dec. of that year.

Lamar Odom Facing Weeks In Hospital: He’s Still Enduring ‘Extensive Tests’

Now, Lamar’s troubles have culminated in the ultimate crisis: he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13 after days of reportedly partying. He was brought back from the brink of death after intense medical care, but it will still be a long time before he is able to leave the hospital. “Every day he is getting a bit better, but he is continuing to have extensive tests on his cognitive and motor functions, so no one can make a definitive diagnosis yet,” a source told E! Online. “He is more coherent day by day.” Lamar’s recovery will be slow, but hopefully steady.

HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that a car accident is the reason for Lamar’s problems? Tell us in the comments.

— Gabriella Ginsberg