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Here's Why Lamar Odom Hasn't Appeared On 'KUWTK' Lately

Lamar Odom celebrates one year after his near-death experience. Here's how he's doing today.

It's been one year since Lamar Odom almost died. The former L.A. Lakers player and reality star overdosed on drugs, including herbal Viagra, at a brothel near Las Vegas and nearly lost his life. Fans watched as Lamar miraculously came out of his coma and made the long road towards recovery, with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian by his side.

One year later, Lamar is doing better.

An insider tells E! that he's in a really good place at the moment. A friend adds that Lamar has reconnected with childhood friends in New York as well as college friends from the University of Rhode Island. Lamar does go out but he steers clear of overdoing it-with even alcohol-given his previous bender. 

Lamar has been largely absent from recent episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. E! reports that he spent more time this summer in New York with his children from a previous relationship. 

It hasn't been all smooth. Earlier in the summer, it was reported that Lamar was spinning out of control and his family wanted to stage an intervention. "Everyone is terrified by what could happen if Lamar doesn't get help," a source told People. "No one tells him no or makes decisions that are best for him. So Lamar is in complete denial. He thinks he can just keep going and treating his body like this with no consequences. He won't listen to anybody."

It's good to see Lamar back on the path to recovery.

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