Lamar Odom makes a heartbreaking apology to Khloe Kardashian

“I'm sorry for all that wasted time and wasted energy”.

By Erin Van Der Meer

Lamar Odom’s drug addiction could hopefully be in the past, as he’s given a television interview talking about the healthy, sober life he plans to lead.

And while he’s publicly declared that he wants Khloe Kardashian back, as we saw in a preview of the interview last week, it might be too little, or at the very least, too late.

In the interview on The Doctors that aired this week, Lamar surprised everyone – maybe including Khloe – when he vowed to get her back.

“Honestly, I want my wife back,” he said. "Khloe is important to me. "She's been through all of this with me and she stood right by my side so I just wanna repay her."

Unfortunately for Lamar, the couple’s divorce was finalised last month, and just weeks ago she said publicly that she’s in love with new man Tristan Thompson.

Whether he can win Koko back or not - which seems unlikely - Lamar wanted to apologise to her for all the strain he put her through. If you remember, he had multiple drug relapses during their relationship and almost killed himself last year. Even though she’d filed for divorce at the time, Khloe put the legal proceedings on hold and stepped up to make Lamar’s medical decisions for him when he was on life support in hospital.

"I just want to tell them [Khloe and his family] I'm sorry for all that wasted time and wasted energy that in my addiction I didn't know who I was ... so I couldn't take care of myself. I damn sure couldn't take care of anyone else."

This is no doubt the heartfelt apology Khloe’s been waiting years for, but it sounds like it’s come too late for the damage to be undone.

Watch the part of the interview where Lamar talks about Khloe above.