Lamar Odom didn’t appear to have a care in the world while at Cityscapes Gentlemens Club in New York on Tuesday, July 12. According to the owner, whose Instagram handle is Darxnyght_, the former NBA player was in good spirits despite his alleged airplane mishap the day before.
The club owner told Us Weekly that the troubled athlete, 36, showed up to the venue with a couple male and female friends around 3:15 a.m. and stayed until last call at 3:45 a.m. “He was very happy,” the owner, who took a photo with Odom, tells Us. “He was in very high spirits.”
The former Lakers star, who almost died after overdosing at a legal brothel in Nevada this past October, didn’t drink alcohol at the venue, but instead ordered water and cranberry juice, the owner said.
“He was talking about how he enjoyed the place and the ambience,” he recalls to Us of the athlete, who is currently going through divorce proceedings with estranged wife Khloé Kardashian. “He was having a good time. He was in that lounge mood, just relaxing. Taking a breather.”
Odom also didn’t appear to be stressed about his apparent earlier relapse on Monday. According to the strip club’s owner, who hung out with Odom at the venue, the former Lakers player didn’t mention the Kardashians or his alleged Delta airlines mishap.
As previously reported by Us Weekly, Odom was traveling from Los Angeles to New York on Monday, July 11, to celebrate his son’s birthday. According to a source, Odom stopped at a bar in Santa Monica prior to heading to LAX, where he “got really angry and started getting drunk.” The athlete then allegedly vomited and was reportedly removed from the plane before it took off.
“It’s really sad,” the insider told Us of the troubled star. “He was doing so well in his [rehab] programs.”
The incident comes just days after Odom responded to Kardashian’s second divorce filing. As previously reported by Us, the Strong Looks Better Naked author filed for divorce again on May 26 and stopped helping Odom with his recovery after he allegedly starting using again.
“Khloé had to put her foot down and stop helping him out,” a source previously told Us. “She can’t watch him fall apart again.”
An insider close to Odom, however, insists he hasn’t relapsed and is healthy.
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