Lamar Odom has had a tough couple years as his career has spiraled, his marriage to Khloe Kardashian ended, cheating and drug allegations have followed him, and he lost one of his childhood friends. Tragically, Odom has was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada recently and many were worried he’d lose his life after being in a coma as a result. Fortunately, Odom is on his way to recovery, but it will be a long haul. Read on for the updates and news on his recovery.
1. Odom Suffered a Heart Attack and Several Strokes
According to TMZ, Odom was found unconscious at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada on Tuesday afternoon, October 13, 2015, where he spent $75,000 for three days. Insiders have stated that a woman walked into Odom’s room in the VIP suites of the brothel and found him unconscious. She began screaming for the manager, who called 911. Odom is reported to have been taken to Desert Valley hospital by ambulance and was intubated there. He was then supposed to be airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, but his height and stature made that an impossibility. In turn, he was transported via ambulance again. According to Us Weekly, Khloe, Kim, and mom Kris Jenner rushed to be by Lamar Odom’s side when they heard the news. Khloe’s half-sister Kylie Jenner was in the middle of a live stream and ended it early upon hearing about Odom. An insider described Khloe as hysterical and inconsolable as she had to make all of Odom’s medical decisions.
With Khloe Kardashian by his side, TMZ reported that Odom was hooked up to breathing machines and was in a coma. His heart was failing, along with his lungs and kidneys.
Fortunately, Odom was able to pull through and according to Radar, Dennis Hof, the brothel owner, attempted to visit Odom in the hospital, but was denied.
2. Former Coach Jim Harrick Reported That Odom Told Kardashian He Loved Her In the Hospital
In an interview with CNN, Odom’s former coach Jim Harrick reports that he’s been in touch with Khloe Kardashian every day. She said that Odom has said a few words hear and there like, “good morning,” and he told Kardashian, “I love you.” Odom has taken out his own breathing tube and is breathing on his own, but his progress is slow.
3. There Is An Undetermined Amount of Damage To His Organs
While Odom has remained in the hospital, Khloe Kardashian has barely left his side, spending the nights in his room. According to TMZ, there is an undetermined amount of damage that has been done to Odom’s body and his rehabilitation will take months. Odom will have physical, speech, and other therapists, along with the support of Kardashian.
4. Khloe Kardashian and Odom Were Recently Shown Mending Their Relationship On Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Much to the disapproval of some of her family members, Kardashian was recently shown on KUWTK talking with Lamar Odom. She also confessed to Complex Magazine that she misses him and will always love him. Kardashian kept putting off her divorce because she did not want to throw her marriage away. Eventually it became clear that it was the right decision for Kardashian. Clearly, Kardashian did not feel comfortable around Odom anymore when he confronted her outside her gym. She pulled away from him and immediately left the property.
Khloe Kardashian had filed for divorce in 2013, but the divorce was not finalized until 2015. The divorce actually still needs the judge to sign-off on it, so technically, Kardashian is still Odom’s wife.
5. Odom’s Children And Family Have Been By His Side
While Khloe Kardashian and Odom never had children together, he did have two children from a previous relationship with ex Liza Morales. He had a daughter named Destiny, 17, and a 13-year-old son named Lamar Jr. Odom and Morales had a third child named Jayden, who died at 6½-month-old from SIDS. Kardashian was kind enough to fly in his children, Morales, and his father Joe to visit Odom in the hospital, according to E!. Hollywood Life reports that in the past, Morales and Kardashian were not fans of each other, but they put that in the past and leaned on each other for support during this time. Kardashian, Morales and Odom’s children reportedly were praying together, hugging and showing love in the hospital as they rallied around Odom.