Lamar Odom Spills All About Coke, S** and Khloe Kardashian
Former NBA star Lamar Odom recently hit a $10 million deal for a tell-all book, but ahead of the book’s release, Odom is severing all ties with his dark past by opening up on his misgivings and indiscretions.
The 37-year-old penned a long essay for The Player’s Tribune where he laments his poor decisions and details his struggles for sobriety, and how he clung to his grandmother’s words for hope.
“At that point in my life, I was doing coke every day. Pretty much every second of free time that I had, I was doing coke. I couldn’t control it.
“I didn’t want to control it.
“When I woke up in the hospital room in Nevada, I couldn’t move. I couldn’t talk. I was trapped inside my own body. My throat hurt like h***. I looked down and I had all these tubes coming out of my mouth.
So I panicked.
I started trying to pull them out, but I couldn’t because my hands were so weak. The nurses came running in to stop me. You ever had a really bad dream, where you’re trying to run away from a monster or some s***, and you just can’t run? Your legs don’t work like they should, and the monster is coming right behind you, and it’s like you’re in slow motion. That’s what it felt like.
You can read the full piece on The Player’s Tribune. Meanwhile, watch Lamar’s confessional video below.