Lamar Odom was spotted in a Los Angeles strip club on Tuesday evening. He partied all night and only left the club in the early morning hours. This, less than a year after entering a rehab for the second time.
A TMZ report places the former basketball player in a nightclub on Los Angeles on Tuesday night. He was caught on camera partying in the club, dancing, watching the strippers – this, while being very close to the stage.
It is not the proximity to the stage that was the problem, however. What is worrisome is the fact that he was out clubbing to begin with.
Odom, 37, was infamously found in a brothel in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the summer of 2015, in an unconscious state, due to substance abuse. He stayed in a coma for four days. At that time, he was married to Khloe Kardashian. His marital status did not last long after the incident, as Khloe filed for a divorce soon after. They have reached a settlement last year, in October.
Lamar Odom has been struggling with substance abuse at least since 2012, when he entered rehab for the first time. He spent three weeks in a program but, bounced back to his old habits. Even after the 2015 coma, the basketballer did not stay away from alcohol. Five months later, in the spring of 2016, he was seen drinking in the company of some friends, in Sherman Oaks, California.
Last year, in mid-December, he checked himself into a rehab facility in San Diego, California, for 30 days. According to sources close to him, Odom took that decision as a “precautionary measure”. “He was not abusing drugs when he went in. He is clean”, the sources were saying at the time.
The latest news seem to sustain the theory under whch Odom is again on the slippery slope.