Lamar Odom ‘Flipped Out and Got Depressed’ Before Drunken Plane Incident

Lamar Odom was down in the dumps before his drunken plane incident on Monday, July 11. A source close to the former NBA star, 36, tells Us Weekly that Odom “flipped out and got depressed” just moments before taking flight.

As TMZ previously reported, Odom, 36, was kicked off a Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York City on Monday after he allegedly got drunk at the airport and vomited on the plane.

Lamar Odom attends a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Lamar Odom attends a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Noel Vasquez/GC Images

Prior to heading to Los Angeles International Airport, Khloé Kardashian’s estranged husband stopped at a bar in Santa Monica, where he “got really angry and started getting drunk,” a source close to the former athlete tells Us Weekly.

“It’s really sad,” the insider adds. “He was doing so well in his [rehab] program.”

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City.
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

As fans know, Odom has had a lot on his mind as of late. Last week, he submitted his response to Kardashian’s divorce papers, two months after the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star filed for divorce for the second time.

And if that wasn’t enough, Us Weekly exclusively revealed last month that Kardashian, 32, kicked her estranged husband out of the Calabasas, California, home she had leased for him. At the rental, the former Kocktails With Khloé host was serving as Odom’s caretaker as he recovered from a near-fatal October 2015 overdose at a Nevada brothel.

“Khloé had to put her foot down and stop helping him out,” a source close to Kardashian told Us at the time. “More than anything, Khloé wants to be in Lamar’s life, but only if he gets healthy.”

After news broke of the retired pro basketball player’s inebriated plane incident, the reality star tweeted a sad face emoji and told a fan to “stay in your f–king lane” after the Twitter user slammed her new romance with R&B singer Trey Songz.

Kardashian added, “You know nothing about anything.”

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