Lamar Odom caught grabbing his crotch live on TV during VERY awkward Dancing With The Stars segment
It’s that rare thing – a blockbuster TV show suitable for all the family.
But Dancing With The Stars viewers got an unexpected eyeful on Monday night, when Lamar Odom readjusted his crotch live on television.
Not family viewing: Lamar Odom caught grabbing his crotch live on TV during VERY awkward Dancing With The Stars segment on Monday night
The 6ft10 ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian was on screen for the entire interview, but seemed unaware of that fact.
Later in the show Lamar, 39, and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd were voted off the ballroom show after falling in the bottom two with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown.
And the former basketball player took the elimination in his stride as he remarked he was ‘lucky to be walking and talking’ after overdosing in a Nevada brothel four years before – and slipping into a four day coma.
Awkward: The 6ft10 ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian was on screen for the entire interview, but seemed unaware of that fact
Standing alongside Erin Andrews as she interviewed Hannah Brown after The Bachelorette danced the paso doble, the former NBA star reached down to reorganise his manhood
The star said: ‘I’m lucky to be walking and talking, so this is just another hill I’ve had to climb.’
Lamar and Peta scored 20 out of 40 for their Viennese Waltz and were eliminated from the competition after a vote from the judges.
Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli voted for Karamo and his dance partner Jenna Johnson, cementing Lamar’s exit from the competition.
Lamar faced an extensive road to recovery after he fell into a coma after a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel.
He admitted on Monday he’d struggled far more on the show than viewers may have realised.
He said: ‘I think from my accident. My cognitive memory … just memorizing the dance routine was difficult at times, but I felt like I got better every week. It’s so crazy because I felt like this was my best dance tonight.’
Peta – who wept after being voted off – added: ‘You get to see like, a one-minute package before we dance every week, and so much work and hours go in behind it that people don’t really get to see. It’s emotional because I see him every day — I’m with him for at least four hours a day, and to know the work he’s put in behind it, I was just really super proud of him.’
While Lamar would have liked to progress further in the competition, he’s keeping a positive attitude and focusing on his other work.
Brave: Lamar reflected on his near-fatal 2015 overdose as he was eliminated
The 39-year-old told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I feel all right. I feel good. The sun will shine tomorrow. I’ll wake up, work out, move forward.
‘It means a lot, especially when I see Peta crying, my sister here.
‘I would [have] liked to move on, but since it didn’t happen, now I can just move on to other things in my life. Public speaking, telling people my story and I figure I can change lives doing that.’
Guest judge Leah Remini praised Lamar for overcoming his struggles to dance on the show.
Lucky to be alive: The former basketball player took the elimination in his stride as he remarked he was ‘lucky to be walking and talking’ after overdosing in a Nevada brothel four years before – and slipping into a four day coma
She said: ‘I don’t think people understand that Lamar is not a dancer, and on top of that he’s dealing with [an accident where he was] almost dying.
‘It’s not easy to learn a dance. Because not only are you learning a new thing that you have never learned in your whole life, but you’re doing it live.
‘I think he represents what the show is. The fact that he’s out there … and also, I think, he’s used to a game face. He’s not really used to showing his emotions. He’s also a man in sports, I just don’t know if they’re used to showing their emotions out there.’