Is Lamar Odom Drinking Again?
The tragic Lamar Odom story that shocked the sports world last year seemed like it was going to have a happy ending. After falling into a coma following a drug overdose back in October, Odom miraculously bounced back and, as recently as this past weekend, he was photographed walking into church with Khloe Kardashian on Easter Sunday. Khloe had stuck with Odom through thick and thin, and it appeared as though he had made a full recovery. And in many ways, he had. He had regained the physical strength he lost during his medical battle and recovered enough to maintain a somewhat normal life. But unfortunately, it looks like Odom is still battling the addiction that sent him into a tailspin in the first place.
According to TMZ Sports, Odom was out with a couple of friends drinking just hours before attending church with Khloe. In fact, he was pictured wearing the same exact clothes that he had on at church at a bar in California on Saturday night. Employees at the bar revealed that Odom ordered at least three drinks during his time there. And while that wouldn’t be a big deal for most people, it’s a huge deal for Odom, who seems to be slipping back into an old familiar pattern.
TMZ Sports did some more digging around after the photos of Odom at the bar surfaced, and they found that some people in Odom’s inner circle are concerned about his well being. He reportedly thinks that he’s OK to drink casually, and he also doesn’t seem to care that Khloe is telling him not to drink. It sounds like it’s causing a rift to come between them, and once again, Odom is staring down the same demons that nearly cost him his life last year.
For Odom’s sake, we hope that the photos of him at the bar aren’t what they appear to be. But even if he was in the bar and didn’t have a single drop to drink, he’s clearly not putting himself in the best possible position to succeed long term when it comes to battling addiction. He also doesn’t seem to be taking advantage of the new lease on life that he received. Everything seemed like it was going so well for him, but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s the case anymore. Let’s hope he gets the help he needs before he finds himself in trouble again.