Illness

Lamar Odom reportedly checks into rehab

Basketball player Lamar Odom departs the New York state Supreme Court after a child custody hearing with his ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales, in Manhattan March 5, 2013.

Basketball player Lamar Odom departs the New York state Supreme Court after a child custody hearing with his ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales, in Manhattan March 5, 2013.  (Reuters)

Lamar Odom reportedly has checked into rehab a little over a year after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.

“It was his own decision. He wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life,” a source told E!, adding that “He has not fallen off the wagon, but he understands the importance of maintaining his sobriety.”

The rehab center is located in San Diego, Calif.

The news comes just three days after a judge finalized Odom’s divorce from Khloé Kardashian. The pair originally filed for divorce in 2013, but postponed the split while he recuperated from his overdose. Khloé refiled for divorce in May.

In October 2015, the 37-year-old was at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch in Nevada when he was found by two women unconscious on the floor of the brothel. A source told E! at the time that he was “doing crack cocaine all weekend and he choked on his mucous.” He woke up three days later.

Earlier this year it was reported that Khloé was worried about Odom’s drinking problems and urged him to seek treatment. A source told People that Lamar was refusing to listen to her. In June, his friends were also concerned he was back on crack. He also was escorted off a plane in July after vomiting on himself.

A rep for Odom could not be immediately reached for comment.

This report originally appeared in Page Six.

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