A source opened up about his decision to enter rehab, telling E! News,
It was his own decision. 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.
To top it all off, his divorce from Khloé Kardashian was finalized by a Los Angeles judge this month.
So, aside from rehab and regaining stability, where does this leave Odom?
While his next step hasn't been made entirely clear yet, it seems that the 37-year-old former NBA champion is ready to talk about the day he almost died from an overdose.
He may even be speaking about his highly publicized connection to the Kardashian family.
According to E! News, Lamar Odom appears in a new teaser for Friday's episode of "The Doctors" with Dr. Travis Stork. The interview offers an in-depth look at Odom's experience throughout one of the toughest moments of his life.
Stork asks Odom,
There are reports that you've still been using substances — is that true or false?
Lamar then sits in silence in the teaser. This means we'll just have to wait for his "candid confessional" explaining his overdose as well as the many "demons" he faces ahead as he recovers.
Here's the full teaser for Lamar Odom's upcoming exclusive interview on "The Doctors" airing Friday.
The former NBA star's publicist Eve Sarkisyan-Nunn spoke to E! News in a statement, revealing,
Lamar Odom has checked into rehab. After consulting with his family and friends and meeting with Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors, he has decided it is best he take time to focus on himself. He is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle and being the best father he can be to his children. Lamar asks that the public please respect his privacy at this time and truly appreciates the love and support of his family, friends and fans.
In a second clip, Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Andrew Ordon elaborate on Lamar Odom and his ongoing struggle with addiction.
Overall, it's inspiring to see Lamar Odom switch gears and focus on his health.
For years, Lamar has struggled with his "demons" and faced harsh criticism in the limelight. Now, it seems like he's finally ready to take his life back.
For channel information regarding "The Doctors," check your local listings here.