After his near-fatal overdose, over a year ago, Lamar Odom has checked into rehab. The former NBA star is seeking treatment in San Diego.
“It was his own decision. He wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life,” a source tells E! News. “He has not fallen off the wagon, but he understands the importance of maintaining his sobriety.”
A People source adds, “He plans to stay for 30 days. It’s a substance abuse program, but he was not abusing drugs when he went in. He is clean. This is a precautionary measure.”
He wants to stay clear and focused. With the divorce from Khloé being finalized and the holidays coming up, he doesn’t want to slip up. He’s trying to take care of himself. He really wants to be better,” People‘s insider reveals. “His friends and family encouraged him to go in and he agreed and made the decision.”
This will be Odom’s second time in rehab. Khloé successfully persuaded him to go in 2012 for three weeks.