LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lamar Odom is breaking his silence with his first post on Twitter since the NBA star was arrested and charged with driving under the influence last month.
Odom tweeted “Seeing the snakes” on Tuesday night in his first post since his Aug. 30 arrest.
He followed with an extended tweet from his verified account that referenced his estranged father.
“Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick. I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of (expletive). He wasn’t there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons. My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me,” Odom tweeted.
He went on to credit the family of his wife, Khloe Kardashian, for being “the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time. Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this! This goes out to everyone!”
Odom has been mostly silent on Twitter for nearly three months, although on July 12 he tweeted in part, “Wifey is real,” a reference to Kardashian.
Odom, who played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, is a free agent. He has yet to sign with a team. NBA training camps open next week.
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2. Rapper Lil' Wayne says he isn't addicted to Codeine, but has continuous health scares that prove that he may be.
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3. Michael Jackson battled a public addiction of painkillers. (PR)
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4. Lamar Odom's addiction to drugs cost him his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, ended his NBA career and caused him to slip into a coma.
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5. In 2009 Paula Abdul revealed a 12 year addiction to painkillers. (PR)
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6. Samuel L. Jackson was addicted to cocaine in the 80's. He credits his wife for helping him get clean.
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7. Wendy Williams has been quoted calling herself a "functioning addict". She was addicted to cocaine during her days on the radio.
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8. Eminem was addicted to pain pills. (PR)
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9. T.I. has been very vocal about his addiction to drugs, crediting fellow rapper Eminem for his sobriety. (PR)
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10. Naomi Campbell admitted she was a recovering cocaine user. Her addiction started in 1994. (PR)
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11. Oprah admitted to being a habitual cocaine user in her 20's, but she'd become famously known for her struggles with her food addiction. (PR)
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12. Whitney Houston had a drug addiction. (PR)
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13. Lindsay Lohan has spent time in rehab for cocaine, pills and an alcohol addiction. (PR)
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14. Kirk Franklin was addicted to pornography (PR)
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15. Terry Crews was addicted to pornography (PR)
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16. Mary J. Blige was addicted to cocaine in her early 20's. (PR)
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17. Bobby Brown struggles with Alcohol abuse. (PR)
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18. Chaka Khan battled alcohol and drug addiction. (PR)
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19. Tiger Woods reportedly entered sex rehab for sex addiction. (PR)
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20. Monifah was addicted to cocaine for 7 years, she is now clean.(PR)
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21. Charles Barkley has lost over $10 million from gambling overtime. (PR)
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22. Eric Benet entered a 35-day treatment in 2002 for sex addiction. (PR)
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23. Michael Jordan struggled with a gambling addiction. (PR)
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24. Bruno Mars battled an addiciton to cocaine. (PR)
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25. Nicole Richie struggled with a heroine addiction. (PR)
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26. Evelyn Lozada's ex Antoine Walker blew threw away millions of dollars due to gambling. (AP)
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27. Queen Latifah had a bout with drug addiction, she also sold drugs as a young adult. (PR)
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28. Kid Cudi struggled with addictions to liquid cocaine. (PR)
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29. Dennis Rodman had problems with alcoholism. (PR)
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30. Actress Maia Campbell was addicted to crack cocaine. (EURweb)
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31. The legendary Gladys Knight struggled with a gambling addiction losing up to $45k a night. (PR)
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32. Allen Iverson struggled with a gambling addiction. (AP)
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33. Nadya Suleman checked herself into rehab for a prescription drug addiction. (PR)
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36. Ray Charles said he became addicted to drugs at the age of 16.
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