The road to recovery is a long, winding one for Lamar Odom.
According to TMZ, Khloé Kardashian's estranged husband was spotted drinking alcohol at The Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 8.
The former basketball star joined a friend who went shopping for shoes while Lamar reportedly headed for a bar inside the mall, where he drank Cognac, chatted with several ladies and paid $60 before leaving.
The news outlet insists Lamar promised Khloé he wouldn't touch alcohol or drugs after his nearly fatal overdose on October 13, 2015 in a Nevada brothel.
The reality show star continued supporting Lamar, even after he was accused of drinking with friends at Johnny O'Brien's pub in Los Angeles over Easter weekend. As we previously reported, a source close to Lamar told Us Weekly the recovering baller didn't touch any alcohol at the bar.
"He went out with Khloé's security to meet some friends and get out of the house. He bought them the drinks, but didn't drink himself," says the source. "Khloe's security guard was with him, which is just like having Khloé with you. He just wanted to get out into the real world for a second and feel normal."
Back in March, we reported Khloé wanted Lamar to go to rehab, but he was refusing. She was apparently telling friends and family that, at some point, she will have to "stop trying" to save her husband.
Lamar, 36, is currently receiving physical therapy at home and at a facility. He lives in a rented home not far from his wife.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star spoke to "Good Morning America" about the months following his health crisis.
"It was really scary," Khloé said. "I know when we got to the hospital in Vegas, we were told, you know, there's only a few hours to live and we had to make some medical decisions."
She continued, "There were a lot of challenges but he's a fighter and, obviously, he's here now and he's out of the hospital," she added. "It's all about his health and my happiness and his happiness and right now those are two individual things."
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