Here’s Why Lamar Odom Checked Back Into Rehab

Ford Springer | Contributor

Lamar Odom recently checked himself back into rehab reportedly in fear he would fall off the wagon on his dead son’s birthday December 15.

Lamar Odom drinking

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The former basketball star’s son, Jaden, was born on December 15, 2005, but died just a few months afterwards from SIDS. Jayden’s death is still weighing heavy on Odom and contributed to his initial drug abuse, according to TMZ.

The 37-year-old former NBA star voluntarily checked himself into a San Diego facility late last week. “He wanted to work on his mental and physical health for the next chapter of his life,” E! News reported. (RELATED: Some Devastating News Just Broke About Lamar Odom)

Other reports claim it was Jaden’s would-be 11th birthday and his divorce with Khloé Kardashian that Lamar feared would tempt him to use again.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Grizlies won 103-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Odom almost died last October after collapsing while partying at a Nevada brothel. He was taken to a hospital and put into an induced coma for two weeks. Kardashian called off their divorce during Odom’s near-death crisis, but later refiled for divorce after he recovered.

Their divorce will be final on Saturday. According to reports, Odom is attempting a 60-day stay at the San Diego facility.

Lamar Odom and Khloe not getting divorced

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