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Lamar Odom Gives First Sit-Down Interview Since His Hospitalization: ‘I Was in a Dark Place’

by Rachel McRady 1:40 AM PST, December 16, 2016
Playing Lamar Odom Gives First Sit-Down Interview Since His Hospitalization: ‘I Was in a Dark Place’

Lamar Odom has opened up in his first sit-down interview since his traumatic hospitalization in October 2015. The former NBA star sat down with The Doctors’ Travis Stork to talk about the night he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

In a newly released clip, Odom revealed that the last thing he remembered was, “Being at that brothel and thinking I was going to just rest a little bit.”

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He went on to discuss the traumatic aftermath of the widely publicized incident and his long road to recovery.

“I didn’t know until Khloe [Kardashian] had told me that I was in a coma,” he said of his now-ex wife. “I couldn’t even speak at the time. I couldn’t talk. Nothing would come out when I would open my mouth, so I was scared.”

Leading up to the incident, Odom revealed that he’d been struggling with some inner demons, citing his crumbling marriage and impending divorce from Khloe as one particular trigger.

“I wasn’t in a good place mentally, especially mentally before that incident happened,” he said. “Me and my wife at the time were going through some things. I was in a dark place. They say everything happens for a reason, so I guess the reason is I’m here and I can tell the story.”

The interview was taped prior to Odom entering a rehab facility and the clip cut out before Odom could answer whether or not the rumors were true that he’d been using again.

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A source previously told ET that the former L.A. Lakers star checked into rehab in early December, shortly after his divorce from Khloe was finalized.

The past April, Odom spoke with ET’s Kevin Frazier, saying he hopes to “get back on the court.”

For more on Odom’s reported rehab stint, watch the clip below.

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