Lamar Odom is finally opening up about his years of drug abuse and his near-death experience in 2015. “I’m a walking miracle,” Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband told Us. He said he suffered 12 strokes and two heart attacks after being found comatose at a brothel near Las Vegas.
Odom was using cocaine and drinking and cheated on Kardashian during their four-year marriage. Kardashian delayed the divorce during Odom's recovery, but finally refiled in May 2016 after he was caught drinking at L.A.’s Beverly Center.
"I was hiding it for a while," Odom told Us about his drug use, "but then I got frustrated and was like, f--k it." Kardashian caught him doing cocaine (his "drug of choice") in the "man cave" she'd made for him in their home. "She was disappointed. So was I," he said.
Odom said being on the show also made it easier for him to cheat. "When I became Khloé Kardashian’s man and on TV, it made me look more enticing," he said. "Bitches and THOTs came out of the woodwork. If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women. That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do."
Once Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013, Odom moved into an apartment in L.A. "I wasn’t trying to repair my marriage; I was just trying to get high," he said. "My life was all about drugs at that point. It probably helped the end of my career come along a little faster because drugs killed my drive to want to train and be in shape."
He says he wasn't drunk or high that night at the brothel, that he just fell asleep sober. "When I woke up four days later, I was trying to pull the tubes out of my mouth," he said. Odom was shocked that Kardashian was by his side. "It was definitely a moment of relief." Odom completed a stay at San Diego’s Casa Palmera rehab center in January and is now sober.
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