"I am a sex addict," writes Odom, who was married to Khloé Kardashian for four years before they split in 2013.
Four years after he was found unconscious as a result of a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel in Las Vegas, former NBA star and Khloé Kardashian's ex-husband, Lamar Odom has revealed he has a sex addiction and has slept with more than 2,000 women.
In his new memoir, 'Darkness to Light' exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE , the NBA champion writes, "I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember."
The 39-year-old reveals that he has had sex with more than 2,000 women. "There were too many strippers to count," he writes. "It wasn't a big deal, but often I would pay them. I never thought less of them."
Odom also disclosed that he cheated on Kardashian throughout their marriage; she eventually discovered the infidelities.
In 2015, Odom's addictions led him to the Love Ranch brothel in Las Vegas, where he overdosed and nearly died.
"That was the wake-up call," says Odom. "Like, this can't happen again."
Odom who is now drug-free admitted that he's still an addict but won't go back into the darkness.
"I'm still an addict," he writes in his book. "I still struggle ... [But] I will not go into the darkness. Ever again."