NBA legend, Lamar Odom, has shed more light on his struggle with addiction in his new memoir.
In an excerpt released to People, Odom admitted: “I am a sex addict.” In the book, Odom, who is Khloé Kardashian’s ex husband, wrote that he’d had sex with more than 2,000 women.
“I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember,” the 39-year-old said. “There were too many strippers to count… It wasn’t a big deal, but often I would pay them. I never thought less of them.”
He explained that his sex addiction was also a trigger for him to do drugs, and enabled him to cheat on Kardashian while they were married.
The basketball star was raised in a poor household with a heroin-addict father. At an early age, he lost his mother to colon cancer.
However, when he began making a name for himself as a basketball star, he fell into a deep hole of drug abuse.
At 18, he started a family with his first love, Liza, but soon realized he couldn’t maintain a stable, faithful relationship because of one dark habit he had not yet discovered: his addiction to sex.