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Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe for Drug Benders ... Vows to Get Her Back

1/17/2017 11:41 AM PST
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Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back.

Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I want my wife back."

"Khloe is important to me," Lamar said ... "She's been through all of this with me and she stood right by my side so I just wanna repay her."

The issue, of course, is that Khloe not only filed for divorce ... and got it finalized ... she's already moved on to another NBA star, Tristan Thompson.

Still, Odom says he has a message for Khloe and the other family members he cares about.

"I just want to tell them I'm sorry for all that wasted time and wasted energy ... that in my addiction I didn't know who I was ... so I couldn't take care of myself. I damn sure couldn't take care of anybody else."

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Lamar Odom: 'I Was Basically Committing Suicide' ... Before Rehab

1/17/2017 11:24 AM PST
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Lamar Odom says he was in a "dark place" before his 2015 drug overdose in Nevada ... and admits his addiction was so bad he was "basically committing suicide." 

Odom opened up about his past on "The Doctors" ... saying, "I wasn't in a good place mentally before that incident happened." 

He even referenced Khloe Kardashian.

"My wife at the time ... we were going through some things and I was in a dark place."

The show tracked Odom's journey through a 30 day stint at rehab -- where he addressed his demons head on.

Before the stint, Odom was asked if he was ashamed of some of the choices he's made. 

"Hell yeah. They were despicable. I was basically committing suicide."

Odom says he "conquered" the treatment and insists he's a changed man ... saying, "I want to get high off of life now."

Lamar Odom Checking Out of Rehab ... 'Doing Much Better'

1/5/2017 9:13 AM PST
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0105-lamar-odom-tmzLamar Odom has completed a 35 day stint in rehab and will be heading back to his home in L.A. today ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Lamar initially checked into the San Diego treatment facility last month as a preventative measure fearing the anniversary of his son's death in 2006 would drive him back to drugs.

He was also struggling with the recent finalization of his divorce from Khloe Kardashian

Sources close to Lamar tell us he's doing much better now after "successfully completing the program" and looks forward to getting on with his life back in Los Angeles.

Here's hoping he finds a clean bill of health in 2017.

Valerie Fairman's Death Five Shots at Rehab in Five Years

12/22/2016 8:50 AM PST
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1222-valerie-fairman-twitter-03Valerie Fairman was desperately trying to get clean for years before she died from a suspected overdose ... according to her mother.

Valerie's mom, Janice Fairman, tells TMZ her daughter checked into 5 different rehab treatment facilities over the last 5 years, but she fell off the wagon every time. She says the last time was just a few months ago ... after Valerie had served time in prison for a probation violation.

Janice tells us she last spoke with Valerie a week and a half ago, and while they didn't discuss her sobriety, Janice says Valerie sounded "way up" and "very good."

As we reported ... Valerie died Wednesday while visiting a friend Pennsylvania. Janice says she does not know the friend.

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'Blow' Star Jennifer Gimenez I Begged George Jung to Get Clean But He Blew Me Off

12/18/2016 12:40 AM PST
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Jennifer Gimenez came off the set of "Blow" as an addict, but turned herself into a rehab guru -- and says she would've helped George Jung get clean too ... if he wanted it.

The actress, who starred in the film about the famous drug smuggler, tells us she got word from someone in George's camp last year telling her he was drinking a lot ... and they were worried he'd get busted if he didn't get treatment.

Watch -- it sounds like the wheels were in motion, but then came to a hard stop when George got busted last week for a parole violation.

Todd Marinovich Back In Rehab ... After Strange Meth Arrest

12/15/2016 11:39 AM PST
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1215_todd-marinovich_facebookEx-NFL player Todd Marinovich is back in rehab ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We spoke to Marinovich's lawyer, Adam Cole, who tells us the former USC star checked himself into a Southern California treatment center this week. 

As we previously reported, Marinovich was charged with several crimes -- including meth possession and public nudity -- after cops found him naked in a stranger's backyard back in August. 

The ex-QB was scheduled to appear in court this week, but couldn't attend the hearing because he's getting treatment. Cole says he'll give the District Attorney proof that Marinovich is at a rehab facility.

This isn't Marinovich's first time getting help -- he's been to rehab numerous times for substance abuse issues.

Lamar Odom Memory of Dead Son Triggers Rehab

12/14/2016 12:50 AM PST
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1213-lamar-odom-tmzLamar Odom checked himself into rehab out of fear he'd go on a major bender as his deceased son's birthday approached ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Lamar's son, Jayden, was born Dec 15, 2005, but died the following June from SIDS. We're told 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.

As we reported, our Lamar sources say he went to a San Diego area facility late last week.

We're told Lamar's also struggling with the fact his divorce from Khloe 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 3 weeks when he attempted rehab in 2012.

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Kid Cudi Checks Into Rehab

10/4/2016 10:02 PM PDT
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1004-kid-cudi-tmzKid Cudi has checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts. 

The rapper entered Monday, saying he hasn't felt at peace for years and made the decision to get help for himself, his family, his best friend/daughter and his fans. Cudi continues, "I would've done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life."

Cudi says his upcoming music will still be released as planned and he wanted to finish up all business before starting to focus on his recovery.

You'll remember ... Cudi lashed out at mentor Kanye West and Drake last month for not working with him and using others to write songs. 'Ye responded to the rapper at a recent show, telling him to "Respect the God!"

It's interesting -- it was announced in early September Cudi was to be replaced by Romeo on "Empire" -- but it's unclear if his depression played a part in that decision. We spoke with Romeo at LAX who said the move was strictly business and there were no hard feelings between the two.

KC finished his announcement with, "I really am sorry. Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like s***, I feel so ashamed. Im sorry." 

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Jay Glazer Demi Lovato Can Save Josh Gordon

10/1/2016 12:05 AM PDT
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Jay Glazer says he genuinely cares for troubled NFL star Josh Gordon -- and says if there's anyone who can help him deal with his addiction issues, it's his good friend Demi Lovato.

FYI, Gordon trained at Glazer's Unbreakable gym in West Hollywood earlier this year and the two became friends. In fact, Jay says he was texting with Gordon on Friday -- right before we spotted him out. 

"I really do like the kid a lot," Jay said ... "addiction is a disease. It's hard."

Glazer is also tight with Lovato -- who has been open about her own substance abuse issues ... and has gone on to become a co-owner of a rehab center in Los Angeles.  

Jay says he's incredibly impressed with the work Demi's CAST Centers does for people -- especially when it comes to mental health ... and strongly believes it could do wonders for Gordon. 

Glazer even reached out to Gordon and offered to put the two in touch.

No word if he'll take Jay up on the offer -- but Gordon has said he does plan to get help somewhere ... a plan Jay fully supports. 

Chevy Chase Checks Into Rehab

9/5/2016 5:11 PM PDT
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0904_chevy_chase_tmz-2Chevy Chase has checked into rehab again ... a rep for the comedian tells TMZ.

Chevy is an in-patient at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota ... the same place Robin Williams was treated in 2014. 

The rep tells us Chevy is getting help for an alcohol-related problem which she calls a "tune-up."  She tells us Chevy "wants to be the best that he can be." He went to Betty Ford in the '80s.

The 72-year-old is set to appear in 2 upcoming movies -- "Dog Years" which is currently being filmed and "The Christmas Apprentice" which has already wrapped.

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Aldon Smith Checks Into Rehab

7/29/2016 11:00 AM PDT
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0729-aldon-smith-GETTY-01Aldon Smith has entered a treatment center ... multiple sources connected to the NFL star confirm to TMZ Sports.

Unclear exactly what Smith is seeking treatment for -- but the move comes days after the Oakland Raiders star denied being in a video that appeared to show him with a blunt. 

The video surfaced over the weekend -- and while you NEVER see the man's face in the footage -- you can hear a voice that sounds like Smith ... talking about a "fire up session."

At one point in the video, you hear the man's voice say, "They don't know it's me. It's not like I put 'Aldon Smith.'"

Smith has been to rehab before -- completing a stint in 2013 following two DUI arrests. 

Andy Dick So Clean & Sober I'm a Rehab Spokesperson

7/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT
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0722_andy_dick_soba_recovery_tmzAndy Dick has come so far from the depths of his addiction -- when he was getting arrested all the time -- that he's now doing extensive work for a recovery center.

TMZ has learned Andy is a spokesperson for SOBA ... where he's been getting outpatient treatment for 18 months.

SOBA's Founder and CEO, Greg Hannley, says Andy's become an unofficial staff member, promoting the center on local TV appearances, in magazines and he even has one-on-one meetings with other patients ... who tend to open up to him.

The gig doesn't pay -- Hannley says it's simply Dick's way of paying it forward.

Andy tells us this is the first time he's been excited about sobriety and he's never felt better. SOBA was his 20th rehab stint.

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WWE Hall of Famer Sunny 90 Days Sober ... And I Feel Great!

6/19/2016 12:50 AM PDT
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0617-sunny-at-facility-tmzWWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch -- aka Sunny -- says she's been booze-free for 90 DAYS and loves the feeling of being clean so much, she doesn't want to leave rehab! 

As we previously reported, the first WWE Diva entered rehab back in March following a string of DUI arrests. 

We spoke with Tammy who says she knew she was in a bad place -- both mentally and physically -- and needed help. So, with the help of the WWE, she checked into rehab ... where she's been recovering for the past 3 months. 

Tammy says it's the best decision she's ever made -- her days are filled with counseling, self-reflection and various physical activities including rock climbing, camping and ropes courses. 

We're told the rehab runs about $40k per month -- and the WWE has covered the past 2 months for Sytch ... and she's incredibly grateful.

"They've been awesome. They just want to see me get better."

As for her plans once she leaves rehab, Sytch says she's still open to working with Vivid (the porn company) ... but says one thing's for sure -- SHE'S DONE WITH ALCOHOL.

Good luck!  

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