You want it? You got it! Fresh celeb news daily.

SUBMIT
OK LogoPHOTOS

Lamar Odom Eliminated From 'Dancing With The Stars'

lamar odom eliminated dwts
Source: INSTARImages

Oct. 8 2019, Updated 7:16 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Lamar Odom’s time on Dancing With The Stars has come to an end. The former NBA player was eliminated from the competition on October 7, but he took his dismissal in stride. His participation on the show, though short, caused him to reflect on his 2015 overdose in Nevada.

Article continues below advertisement
Lamar Odom At NBA All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike
Source: INSTARImages

After the 39-year-old and his dance partner Peta Murgatroyd were booted, he said, “I'm lucky to be walking and talking, so this is just another hill I've had to climb.”

Article continues below advertisement
Lamar Odom Wearing Beige Blazer
Source: INSTARImages

“I feel alright. I feel good,” he told ET after the show. “The sun will shine tomorrow. I’ll wake up, work out, move forward. It means a lot, especially when I see Peta crying, my sister here. I would have liked to move on, but since it didn’t happen.”

Lamar Odom At Maxim Halloween Party 2017
Source: INSTARImages

“Now I can just move on to other things in my life,” Lamar added, “Public speaking, telling people my story and I figure I can change lives doing that.”

Article continues below advertisement
Lamar Odom At Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection Launch Event
Source: INSTARImages

In 2015, the New York native fell into a coma after overdosing at a brothel in Nevada. He had to relearn how to walk and talk, and his appearance on DWTS was proof of how far he’s come. “My cognitive memory … just memorizing the dance routine was difficult at times, but I felt like I got better every week,” he shared with ET. “It’s so crazy because I felt like this was my best dance tonight.”

Lamar Odom and his new girlfriend Sabrina Parr were seen leaving dinner at 'Craigs' Restaurant in West hollywood, CA
Source: INSTARImages

In addition to his time in the dance studio, Lamar was also to see significant progress thanks to new girlfriend Sabrina Parr. Weeks after he and the personal trainer went public with their relationship, Lamar opened up about the huge lifestyle changes she helped his make — including giving up both porn and candy.

Article continues below advertisement
Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr Outside the DWTS Studios
Source: INSTARImages

“He was a sex addict,” Sabrina explained at the time. “You can't watch porn if you're a sex addict and want a healthy life or be with me.” She also said that the porn ban helped improve their “intimacy.”

Lamar Odom At Kids' Choice Awards Arrivals
Source: INSTARImages

What do you think about Lamar being eliminated? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Empire Media Group, Inc. OK! is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.