When Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel in October 2015, it was widely reported that he’d been on a drug and booze bender – resulting in his collapse.
However, over a year later, Lamar has insisted that he wasn’t under the influence and was simply looking for a “good time” when he went to the brothel.
Lamar was unconscious for four days and almost lost his life, with estranged-wife Khloe Kardashian ensuring that he got the best medical treatment available.
Speaking out about the incident, Lamar claimed: “I was home by myself. Bored. I wanted to get out and have a good time. Looking back, I might have had a drink to get the mood started, but was I drunk or on drugs? Not at all.
“I remember lying in bed. Two women were in bed and then I fell asleep. That’s all. When I woke up four days later, I was trying to pull the tubes out of my mouth.”
He continued that he was “amazed but relieved” to see Khloe, who he’d split from two years earlier, by his side in his hour of need, adding to Us Weekly: “It was definitely a moment of relief. I didn’t even know what had just happened.
“I mean, I’m a big strong dude who has made it to the highest level of doing what he loves. And now I can’t walk or talk. She was the first thing I saw.
“She said, ‘Hi, Mookah.’ ‘Mookah’ is a name my mother used to call me. She said it to let me know I wasn’t dead.
“She played a major role in me getting my memory back. She would bring pictures of my mother and my grandmother. I kept thinking, Am I paralysed forever? Am I mute forever? It was scary sh*t. Faith got me through.”
Lamar previously admitted that he entered rehab to get help for addiction following his brush with death, and also says that he completely overhauled his lifestyle after spending 30 days at San Diego’s Casa Palmera rehab clinic.
Despite getting closer during his recovery, Lamar and Khloe continued with their divorce and Khloe is now loved up with Tristan Thompson.