This may be the healthiest decision Lamar Odom's ever made.
As we previously reported, the former NBA star recently checked himself into rehab in order to "work on his mental and physical health". And while the basketball pro hasn't fallen off the wagon, it appears as though Odom was worried that his late son's birthday would cause him to go on a major bender.
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As you may recall, Khloé Kardashian's ex's son Jayden was born on December 15, 2005. Unfortunately, the little one died the following June from sudden infant death syndrome and (according to TMZ) Jayden's passing played a major factor in the 37-year-old's hardcore drug use.
Thankfully, the American athlete is aware his late son's birthday is a trigger for him and made the right call by choosing to enter a rehab facility based in San Diego. Not to mention, it's said Lamar is also struggling with the fact that his divorce to KoKo will be finalized this Saturday. So clearly L has made the right decision!
Although the NY native bailed on rehab after only three weeks back in 2012, Lamar supposedly wants to stay in rehab for 60 days this time around. We're honestly so proud of Odom for making such a pragmatic decision about his health and wellness. Just know we're rooting for you, buddy!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
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