Former NBA star Lamar Odom is opening up about the drug overdose that nearly took his life in October 2015, in a clip from an upcoming episode of “The Doctors,” set to air Tuesday.

“I was basically just committing suicide,” the 37-year-old former Los Angeles Laker said in the video clip.

No better way to end 2016 than with my two favorite people #TheOdoms #RichSoil

A post shared by Lamar Odom (@lamarodom) on

Cocaine and a Viagra-like substance triggered Odom’s overdose at the Nevada brothel back in 2015, and he opened up about the life struggles that led him to that near-death experience in the episode.

Odom also drops a tearful bombshell in the video: that he wants his ex-wife, reality star Khloe Kardashian, back in his life.

Although Kardashian and Odom were in the middle of divorce proceedings at the time of his overdose, Kardashian rushed to his side and stayed with him in the hospital while he recuperated.

He and Kardashian finalized their divorce in December, and the “Revenge Body” star is currently dating Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson.

Ultra Light Beams

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

The retired forward reunited with some of his former teammates and colleagues: former Lakers teammate Luke Walton, who is now the team’s head coach, former assistant Lakers coach Brian Shaw, and retired NBA and Los Angeles Clippers player Keyon Dooling.

Great night with great people. A brotherhood that goes beyond basketball.

A post shared by Lamar Odom (@lamarodom) on

Odom checked out of a San Diego rehab center on Jan. 5 after a monthlong stay in his attempt to continue on the path to sobriety.

posted on 01/17/2017 by Anika Reed
You Might Also Like