Lamar Odom Opens Up About His Near-Fatal Overdose

After nearly overdosing at a brothel last year, ex-Lakers star Lamar Odom, who just the other day finalized his divorce from Khloe Kardashian, is opening up about what exactly happened.

“Being in that damn brothel and thinking I was going to just rest a little bit. I wasn’t in a good place mentally before that incident happened. Me and my wife at the time were going through some things. I was in a dark place,” he said during an interview on The Doctors.  “I guess they say everything happens for a reason. I guess the reason is I’m here, I can tell the story.”

There’s something very sad about someone who goes to a brothel to get some rest. Have you not heard of A HOTEL, LAMAR?

He also said he had no idea what had happened when he finally came to at a hospital in LA, days later.

“I didn’t know until Khloé told me that I was in a coma,” he admitted. “I couldn’t even speak at the time. I couldn’t talk. Nothing would come out of my mouth, so I was scared.”

Lam just checked himself into rehab–a “precautionary” move–and may be talking a lot more about the ordeal as he’s rumored to have inked a deal for a reality show about his recovery.

Knowing what we do about the Kardashians, I can’t help but wonder if this “precautionary” rehab stint is all to drum up some publicity for his upcoming show. Could KK have taught him well about how to manipulate the media?