- Lamar Odom told Insider he was honest about pooping his bed because “it happened on live TV.”
- “I thought it was funny at the end of the day,” he said.
- On the bright side, he “learned a little bit” about his body and will now “stay away” from dairy.
Lamar Odom accidentally pooped in his bed while in the “Celebrity Big Brother” house this season and told Insider that he has no regrets about owning up to it.
“I mean, how could I not? It happened live on TV. I could have hid it, but I thought it was funny at the end of the day,” the former NBA star said in an interview on Tuesday, following his eviction from the house on Monday night, when asked why he was so upfront about the incident with his fellow houseguests.
Odom said that the incident actually taught him a valuable lesson. “I never realized that I had a problem with milk or dairy,” he told Insider, adding that he “learned a little bit” about his body from being in the “Big Brother” house. “I got to stay away from that stuff.”
A since-deleted post on Odom’s Instagram account that went up shortly after the incident, which was captured on “Celebrity Big Brother” live feeds and quickly went viral, blamed the sharting on IBS, lactose intolerance, and a poorly-conceived midnight snack.
“I actually suffer from lactose intolerance and IBS so last night’s late night snack on @bigbrothercbs of beef jerky sticks, candy, and warm milk was a stomach ache waiting to happen,” the post read. (Odom told Insider that his management team runs his Instagram account.)
Odom’s accident was a funny escape from the stressful game of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which featured 11 celebrities locked in a house lying, scheming, and competing with each other to win a $250,000 prize. His fellow houseguest, Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu, previously told Insider in an interview after her eviction that the moment gave her “a little giggle.”
The basketball player told Insider that he didn’t know “much” about the game of “Big Brother” before he entered the house. His strategy for the game was to “just to be myself and be transparent as possible.”
“I’ve been on the team my whole life and I was just willing to play,” he continued. His attitude towards gameplay, his late-night poop accident, and his honesty in diary-room sessions about his ex-wife Khloé Kardashian prove as much.
The “Celebrity Big Brother” season three finale airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.