Former NBA Star Lamar Odom Checks Himself Into Rehab

Lamar Odom spent about three weeks in rehab back in August 2012, after his then-wife, Khloé Kardashian, convinced him to do so. Now that a judge officially signed off on their divorce, Lamar found it fitting that he returns back to rehab as a precaution, so that he doesn’t slip up.

E! News reported that the former NBA star checked himself into rehab in San Diego on Monday. The source noted that it was Lamar’s own decision to do so because “he wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life. He has not fallen off the wagon, but he understands the importance of maintaining his sobriety.”

The source says that both the holidays and the divorce motivated Lamar to go into rehab because he didn’t want to relapse. The former professional basketball will remain in rehab for 30 days. He’s currently in a substance abuse program, even though he wasn’t abusing drugs around the time that he went into rehab.

The source noted that “he wants to stay clear and focused. With the divorce from Khloé being finalized and the holidays coming up, he doesn’t want to slip up. He’s trying to take care of himself. He really wants to be better, his friends and family encouraged him to go in and he agreed and made the decision.”

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Lamar and Khloé got married on national TV back in September 2009, but the marriage fell apart four years later after his drug relapse and cheating scandal. Khloé decided to file for divorce in 2013, but called it off in 2015, following Odom’s near-fatal overdose. They’ll both be officially single on December 17, since a judge finally signed off on their divorce.