Lamar Odom 'checks into rehab a year after he almost died of an overdose'
- The 37-year-old 'checked himself into a San Diego, California, facility'
- Insider claims he's not fallen off wagon but is working mental and physical health
- News comes just days after a judge signed off on his divorce to Khloe Kardashian
- It is 14 months since ex-Laker was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel
Lamar Odom has reportedly checked into rehab to get help in maintaining his sobriety.
The 37-year-old checked himself into a San Diego, California, facility just days after a judge signed off on his divorce to Khloe Kardashian, E! News reports.
A source confirmed to the website that the former basketball star was seeking professional help but said he had not fallen off the wagon.
Needed help: Lamar Odom (pictured two weeks ago) has reportedly checked into a San Diego, California, rehab to get help in maintaining his sobriety
The source said: 'It was his own decision. He wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life.
'He has not fallen off the wagon, but he understands the importance of maintaining his sobriety.'
It is almost 14 months to the day since the former Laker was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel after near fatal drug overdose.
The star was left in a coma after the October 12, 2015, overdose and continues to struggle with long term health issues.
Seemed to be on track: While it is not known exactly when Lamar entered rehab, for the past few weeks he has been out and about (pictured here with his publicist Eve Sarkisyan-Nunn on December 6 - the last time he was seen publicly)
Own decision: A source said that the former player decided on his own to go to rehab 'to work on his mental and physical health'
A source told People Magazine that Lamar checked in a week ago and was in good spirits.
The insider said: 'He plans to stay for 30 days. It's a substance abuse program, but he was not abusing drugs when he went in. He is clean. This is a precautionary measure..
'He wants to stay clear and focused. With the divorce from Khloe being finalized and the holidays coming up, he doesn't want to slip up. He's trying to take care of himself. He really wants to be better. His friends and family encouraged him to go in and he agreed and made the decision.'
Not abstained: While the source denied he had fallen off the wagon, the star has been seen drinking on a number of occasions this year including in May (pictured)
New focus: The star had been taking meetings to try resurrect his defunct clothing line Rich Soil pictured with his publicist her husband and Blac Chyna's entertainment lawyer Walter Mosely and his partner Sugey Portillo
Up until he checked in the star has been out and about taking meetings to try resurrect his defunct clothing line Rich Soil.
While it seemed like the star was moving forward he has been through a very tough week.
On Friday, a Los Angeles judge signed off his divorce to Khloe, who had filed for divorce in December 2013 after the pair had been married for four years.
Tough time: On Friday, a Los Angeles judge signed off his divorce to Khloe Kardashian. They (pictured February during his recovery) will be officially single when the paperwork goes through on the 17th of this month
Khloe later rescinded the filing after Lamar's overdose and was by his side at the hospital almost around the clock but then re-filed citing irreconcilable differences in May.
While the judge signed off on it on Friday, the pair won't be officially single until December 17.
Sad milestone: In addition to his marriage finally being over, December 7 was the birthday of his best friend Jamie Sangouthai, who died from drug related complications
In addition to his marriage finally being over, December 7 was the birthday of his best friend Jamie Sangouthai, who died from drug related complications.
Jamie passed away June 14, 2015 and it was revealed his cause of death was a combination of a skin infection and IV drug abuse.
While E! News' source maintains Lamar had not fallen off the wagon in terms of drug use, the sports star has continued to drink during his recovery.
Over Easter weekend this year he was photographed drinking at a bar just hours before attending Sunday church service with the Kardashians.
Two months later he was picture drinking cognac at the Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles.
Near death: In October last year, the ex-Laker was found unconscious in Nevada brothel the Love Ranch after a drug overdoes
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