The latest Lamar Odom health update sees the rift between himself and estranged wife Khloe Kardashian continuing to grow, as rumors about Lamar’s alleged drug use have flared up once more. Just weeks after Lamar had allegedly been found near death–and only days after a pointed rebuke from the man himself–it seems a recent health scare on Khloe’s part might have hardened her position against Lamar’s hard-partying ways.
Earlier this summer, one Lamar Odom health update in particular suggested that the 37-year-old former NBA All-Star was “ready for rehab” and had decided to take his detoxing “seriously.” However, shortly after that story broke, Lamar was also said to be very near death, having apparently done irreversible damage to his inner organs with continued hard drug use. In response to stories like those–and to reports that Khloe felt Lamar’s overtures toward rehab were “too little too late,” Lamar’s personal trainer released an inspirational Instagram video featuring one message for his detractors: Lamar himself saying “F*ck the haters.”
Now, though, it seems a health scare of her own has Khloe rethinking certain key elements of her life. As she revealed, Khloe Kardashian just this month discovered that a seemingly benign growth on her back was actually cancerous. “There was one mole I had on my back that was skin cancer,” Khloe confirmed. “I had 8 inches of skin removed. It was definitely painful because it was a lot of skin, but most of the time, the removals haven’t been that bad. Now that I’ve gone through this a couple of times, I am extra aware of my skin, body and moles.
“I urge you to check yourself frequently,” Khloe added.
That cautious manner might explain her alleged attitude toward reports that Lamar spent this past weekend partying with strippers and assorted drugs in New York nightspots. Lamar hit up the borough of Queens for his activity, which, per a Hollywood Life article, included “women showing ALMOST all their goodies in black strappy lingerie,” plus “neck and shoulder massages,” and a surreptitious departure with not one, but two women (and another, male, friend). Paparazzi also spotted Lamar smoking marijuana like a cigarette.
Nor is Khloe’s worries about Lamar hanging with “bad people” a recent development. In fact, she was filmed saying those very words about Lamar’s associates as recently as last fall, during the filming of Season 12 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. That program has just begun airing episodes shot during Lamar’s near-fatal overdose and seizure last year, meaning the show has become more relevant than ever in 2016.
(Photo credits: Lamar Odom health update via Instagram)