Lamar Odom almost died in 2015 when he had an overdose in a Nevada brothel.
And in his new book Darkness To Light – out on May 28th – the former NBA great revealed that his former Wife Khloe Kardashian was incredibly supportive to him as he fought for his life.
‘Khloe never left my side,’ Odom shared. ‘She didn’t shower for days. Kim’s resiliency was incredible too. They put chairs together for her to sleep across at night.’
And the 34-year-old Good American designer knew just how to help him out.
‘I remember waking up and her showing me pictures of my mother,’ Odom said.
His mother Cathy died of cancer when he was 12.
‘I was surprised on how quick she was to show her devotion to me,’ added the former athlete. ‘Her love for me must have been unconditional. That’s the only thing [I think] that gave her the strength to still love me at that time.’
The former LA Lakers player split from the reality star in 2014 after he persistently cheated on her and did cocaine during their seven year marriage.
People provided a excerpt from the book.
He also detailed exactly how his health broke down.
‘On Tuesday morning, I lay on the floor in my room at the Ranch, dying. My body was convulsing. The women who kept me company screamed and called 911.
‘I was taken to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. There was an unholy concoction of cocaine, cognac and cannabis coursing through my veins. My heart stopped twice.
‘I had twelve seizures and six strokes. My lungs collapsed and my kidneys ruptured. I was on life support. Everyone I’d ever loved was looking at me through bleary eyes.’
‘I decided to spend the weekend of Oct. 10, 2015, at the Love Ranch, a brothel in Las Vegas,’ Odom stated.
‘The number of days that blended into nights that I’ve spent with a beautiful woman and a mound of drugs … My getaway weekend would be no different.
‘Waking up [on Oct. 16], I was pulling the tubes out of my throat,’ he added. ‘And I was trying to talk but I couldn’t get the words out. That was the scariest part. And not being able to walk. I’m a big athlete you know?’
He spent three months in the hospital recovering with Khloe right by his side.
Odom has been sober ever since and is healthy.
Check out Lamar’s former better half below:
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