Basketball star Lamar Odom checked himself into rehab because of fear that he would go on a major bender as his deceased son’s birthday approached.
Lamar’s son, Jayden, was born Dec 15, 2005, but died the following June from SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome).
Acoording to tmz.com, his son’s death was the primary reason he started doing hardcore drugs and he was keenly aware the birthday might push him over the edge again.
If sources are to be beluved, Lamar say he went to a San Diego area facility late last week.
Odom’s also struggling with the fact his divorce from Khloé Kardashian will be final on Saturday, and he didn’t want to be tempted to use.
Lamar is shooting for a 60 day rehab stint. He bailed after three weeks when he attempted rehab in 2012.