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Lamar Odom Tells Us ‘I Feel Great! I’m Alive!’ After Latest Rehab Stint

Lamar Odom is on the mend. The former NBA athlete, 37, who recently completed a stint in rehab, spoke to Us Weekly about his health at L.A.’s Dodgers Stadium Thursday, January 26. “I’m doing great! I feel great. I’m alive!” he told Us at Micah Johnson’s What Lines? Vol. 1 Art Show, benefitting the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. “It’s a start. It beats the alternative!”

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Asked what’s keeping him motivated, Odom said “being sober [and] enjoying life” are the keys to success. He also credits Destiny, 18, and Lamar, Jr., 15, the children he shares with ex-wife Liza Morales, for being his biggest support system. 

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Lamar Odom in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2017.

In December, Odom entered a rehab facility near San Diego for 30 days. “He went to continue making sure he stays sober and on the right path. It was something he chose to do,” a source told Us at the time. “He is doing so great and looking forward to the New Year.”

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The former E! star has long struggled with sobriety. In October 2015, he nearly died after overdosing at a Nevada brothel. The incident left him in a coma for days and hospitalized for months. He opened up about the harrowing ordeal during a January 17 appearance on The Doctors. “Did I feel ashamed about some of the choices I made?” he said in the interview. “I was basically just committing suicide.”

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During that appearance, Odom, whose divorce from Khloé Kardashian was finalized in December while he was seeking treatment, disclosed that he hopes to reconcile with the TV star: “I want my wife back,” he said. Though Odom and Kardashian, 32, were estranged at the time of his overdose, she stuck by his side throughout his recovery.

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