Ahead of the release of his new memoir, Darkness to Light, Lamar Odom says he used a prosthetic penis to pass a drug test for the 2004 Summer Olympics, according to an exclusive excerpt from the book obtained by People.
"[...] the joy of being named to the twelve-man roster quickly turned to anxiety when Olympic officials informed me that I would have to pass a drug test before officially joining the team,” Odom said in the memoir, calling the chance to play for the U.S. "one of the biggest honors in my career." He then explained how he got a "call from USA Basketball that a drug tester would be coming to my house in a few days to administer the screening [...] There was absolutely no way I was going to pass. I’d been smoking weed every day that summer. Panic set in."
The 39-year-old detailed how he enlisted the help of his trainer "to urinate into the reservoir of the phallus, which was hidden in the balls" in order to fool the drug tester.
"We started googling 'fake penises' and studied different ways to beat a drug test," Odom said. "After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black cock to arrive the next day."
Odom continued: "I unzipped my pants and carefully slid the fake penis through the zipper hole. To get the pee to come out of the tip, I had to squeeze the shaft repeatedly..."
Despite being "paranoid it wouldn’t work," the ploy was successful. Odom was able to play at the Olympics.
The international multi-sport event took place in Athens, Greece that year. The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team ended up getting bronze at the games.
Elsewhere in the memoir, Odom opened up about cheating on his now ex-wife Khloé Kardashian and his sex addiction. "I was shocked and embarrassed," Odom said. "I wanted to take it back, but you can’t. [I] wanted to hide it. But that sick sin was hard for me to hide…I had a problem. [I] ran out of porn to watch! That’s how you know when you are going a little overboard."
Darkness to Light will be out on May 28.