• Fri, Sep 6 2013

Lamar Odom Checked Out Of Rehab After One Day, And All I Have To Ask Is What Is Going On?

Lamar Odom attending Tribeca Film Festival April 2012

I have a few questions about this Lamar Odom story. My main questions are “Huh?” and “What is going on?” It was originally reported that Lamar had checked into a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse. Then TMZ reported that he wasn’t in rehab, explaining that he hadn’t even checked in. Now, according to People, he checked in on Wednesday morning but promptly checked out on Thursday afternoon with an assistant. This is of course according to two anonymous sources. He was apparently spotted in Los Angeles later in the day. TMZ had claimed that his wife Khloe Kardashian hadn’t heard from him. I don’t know who to believe or what to believe or generally what is even happening. I also don’t know why People knows all this information but doesn’t know that Lamar is actually 33 and not 32. But maybe I’m just nit-picking at this point.

I’m not an expert on rehab or drug addiction, but I’m pretty sure that one day in rehab does approximately no good. Is Lamar trying to break Lindsay Lohan’s record for most rehab-related flip-flopping? Yesterday I marveled at how quickly this story had changed and developed, and that was just upon learning he had entered rehab. Now it seems like someone hit fast-forward on the whole thing, and the developments are going to start flying at me like tennis balls popping out of a ball machine. Unfortunately I forgot to take my racquet home with me the last time I played tennis, which was like ten years ago, and therefore I can’t keep up and will likely just keep getting pelted.

Chalk this up to crossed wires, faulty sources or just plain old celebrity weirdness, but I think this is shaping up to be one of the strangest stories of the summer. Maybe that’s why it’s being sped up so much. Gotta get that controversy in there before the first day of Fall. If this “out of rehab in a day” report is correct, and if Lamar really does have a drug and alcohol problem, I can only hope that a more positive, effective change occurs for him — and for Khloe — in the near future. The next season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians is certainly shaping up to be an interesting one.

(Image: PNP / WENN.com)

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