According to a new report, Lamar Odom did not collapse at a nightclub last week simply because he was very tired from working out.
Shocking, we know.
This is what a spokesperson for the former reality and NBA star actually alleged, however, after Odom fell to the floor early Sunday morning at Bootsy Bellows in Los Angeles.
Due to Odom's history of drug and alcohol abuse, it was questionable why he was even in the establishment.
But Lamar's rep downplayed the incident shortly afterward, saying Odom is doing "well" and adding by way of explanation:
"He was dehydrated and had been in an intense workout earlier in the day. It was also very hot in the club."
No one really believed this at the time.
Most celebrity gossip followers figured Odom had, unfortunately, fallen off the wagon once again.
And now a People Magazine report appears to back up this assumption.
“Lamar is spiraling again. He’s out of control," an insider tells this publication of Odom, adding in further disturbing detail:
“He was better this spring, but things got worse over the summer and everyone is worried things are going to get even worse and they’re scared for him.”
We can't verify these claims outside of relaying them to our readers, but it wouldn't come as a shock that this would be a challenging time for Odom.
Ex-wife Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with her first child; she's expecting a baby in early spring.
Moreover, she's expecting this baby with Tristan Thompson, who is also a professional basketball player and who also mostly plays power forward.
This is the same position Odom played throughout his career.
So it really is if Khloe has directly replaced her ex-husband with a new and less hurtful version.
Lamar has admitted to cheating on Khloe during their marriage.
He's also confessed that he was addicted to drugs at various points in their relationship.
The couple split in 2013 after a few turbulent months, although the divorce was not finalized until many years later.
Then, in October of 2015, the troubled star was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.
He was only given a 50 percent chance of survival at the time, spending four days in a coma, with Khloe by his side nearly the entire time.
Upon his recovery, Odom completed a 30-day drug rehab program.
Friends and loved ones hoped it would signal a reversal of fortunes for Odom, a turning point in a life full of tragedy (see below).
We still hope that's the case.
Sadly, though, it seems very unlikely to have been.