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.
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.”
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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