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According to new reports, Lamar Odom has suffered physical and mental setbacks in his recovery.

Lamar Odom, 35, has undergone two emergency surgeries that have left him in a “fragile” mental state, unidentified sources told TMZ.com.

The procedures involved chest issues, the gossip website said.

Doctors now are turning away all visitors except wife Khloé Kardashian, TMZ said.

Khloe Kardashian got some public support on October 22 from Lamar Odom’s family – a day after a Los Angeles judge agreed to dismiss the formerly estranged couple’s pending divorce.

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“In SINCERELY loving Lamar, we truly love and respect whomever he loves,” said the statement from Odom family spokeswoman Alvina Alston.

“We always have and will continue to do so. Together as a team, we will support and encourage him always,” she said.

Alvina Alston gave a positive update to Lamar Odom’s medical progress that didn’t mention any surgeries.

“To our overwhelming delight, Lamar’s courageous improvement continues on the incline in Los Angeles. He is beginning to gradually flourish both mentally and physically,” she said.

“His use of speech has increased and he’s more cognitively responsive.”

Lamar Odom was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on October 19 after waking from a coma on October 16 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Khloe Kardashian, 31, rushed to Lamar Odom’s side the same day he was admitted in extremely critical condition and has kept a vigil.

She even missed Kim Kardashian’s birthday celebration October 21 to stay with Lamar Odom.

Lamar Odom reportedly told Khloe Kardashian over the weekend that he understood he almost died and had hit rock bottom.


According to new reports, Lamar Odom has been released from hospital in Nevada and is being transported to another hospital closer to his Los Angeles-area home.

Doctors wanted to be sure the 35-year-old former NBA star was stable enough to be moved, E! reported.

Lamar Odom, who played 14 seasons in the NBA – 12 years between the Clippers and Lakers – was found unresponsive at a Las Vegas motel after a suspected binge of alcohol and drugs over the course of four days.

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The sportsman spent the next couple of days in a drug-induced coma and the worst was feared.

According to E!, while still unable to stand on his own, Lamar Odom steadily improved over the weekend. He is still on dialysis because of failing kidneys, but passed a swallowing test and is breathing on his own. There may still be some cognitive issues, but he is able to communicate using hand signals.

Once at the hospital in Southern California, Lamar Odom will continue to receive treatment and will require “a lot of rehab” to regain full function of his arms and legs.


Lamar Odom has regained consciousness three days after he was found unresponsive inside a Nevada motel.

The former NBA star spoke and gave a thumbs-up greeting from his hospital bed on October 16, said JaNean Mercer, a spokeswoman for the Odom family said.

Lamar Odom, 35, had been on life support after being found on October 13 with blood coming from his nose and mouth.

The former Los Angeles Lakers star has long struggled with addiction.

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Police said that an employee of Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, told emergency services dispatchers that Lamar Odom had been taking cocaine and libido enhancers.

Motel employees said Lamar Odom had spent several days at the location.

Lamar Odom’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, had been making medical decisions on his behalf.

The sportsman and Khloe Kardashian were married in 2009 in a ceremony that was taped for E! channel.

Although Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013, it had yet to be processed.