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Lamar Odom suffering from short-term memory loss

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Lamar Odom has been spending some time with friends and family since he was released from the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation facility, which is obviously a positive sign. He is, however, still having some issues with his memory.

Khloe Kardashian spoke with Ellen DeGeneres via FaceTime recently while her sister Kourtney was on the show, and Khloe revealed that Odom is doing a lot better but still struggling to remember some things.

“His long term memory is great,” she said, via Jaclyn Hendricks of the New York Post. “His short term memory isn’t so good, but I mean if I met someone earlier today I probably wouldn’t remember either so I mean that’s understandable.”

Khloe said that Odom, who recently visited with the Kardashian clan at their home, has been starting to inquire more about what exactly happened to him.

“Every day he’ll ask me so what happened to me,” Kardashian explained. “Like today specifically, he was like ‘How many tubes did I have in me again?’ And I’m like I don’t know what’s too serious to tell you, but I’m honest.”

Khloe had previously said that Odom was unaware that a drug overdose landed him in the hospital, and she considers it a positive sign that he is now “ready to know.”

Odom clearly still has a long way to go with his recovery, but there have been plenty of positive signs lately. While Khloe recently shared some disturbing details from the couple’s marriage, its sounds like her relationship with Odom remains friendly.

Khloe Kardashian: Lamar Odom cheated through most of our marriage

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Khloe Kardashian has been largely supportive of Lamar Odom publicly since Odom overdosed on drugs nearly three months ago, but she held nothing back recently when discussing how the couple’s relationship came unraveled.

In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, Kardashian opened up about Odom’s “disgusting” cheating habits and how he supposedly covered up his affairs.

“Lamar was so great at making me feel like I was the only one and I was this princess, so I never speculated about his cheating,” she told Stern, via Esther Lee of Us Weekly. “He was so good. Nothing was on his cellphones.”

Kardashian claimed that Odom was able to cover his tracks by having an assistant filter text messages through his own phone.

“He had an assistant, so they were all on his assistant’s phone. He was really crafty,” she explained. “Oh, it’s disgusting! All of these rumors were coming out in the weeklies … and I was like, ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ Something has to be right here … I was pissed and he was pissed.”

Khloe recalled one time where she confronted Odom about an alleged mistress and he blamed one of his Los Angeles Clippers teammates. She also said she believes his substance abuse problems went hand-in-hand with his cheating and that she feels there was an element of “sex addiction” involved.

“I [was] genuinely blown away, like, ‘When did he fit that in?’ I don’t know,” Kardashian added. “It’s a full-time job .. It is humiliating on any level, but I found out that he was cheating during the majority of our marriage.

“P—y is thrown at [NBA players] all day long. I get it. I’ve always asked, ‘Why?’ and Lamar [did] struggle with substance abuse. I do believe there’s a sex addiction, but I also don’t know if I believe in a sex addiction that much.”

Given all that she revealed about Odom’s alleged infidelity, it is no surprise that Kardashian acknowledged that she is still dating Houston Rockets star James Harden. She also insisted that she loves Odom and that her estranged husband is a “phenomenal person.”

Odom was recently transferred from a hospital to a rehab facility, and he seems to be making progress with his recovery. He also got some good news this week regarding potential legal issues he might have had.

It seems safe to say that Kardashian and Odom only put their divorce on hold so Odom can focus on his health. They have no plans of reconciling.

Lamar Odom will not face drug charge

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Lamar Odom has one less thing to worry about in his recovery from a drug overdose that took place back in October, as he reportedly will not be charged with any crime stemming from the incident.

According to TMZ, the Nye County District Attorney has decided not to file any charges against Odom for possession of cocaine. Odom could have faced legal trouble after he reportedly tested positive for cocaine and had drugs in his system.

As TMZ notes, it is uncommon for a person who overdoses to be charged with possession.

It’s unclear if Odom is still on the hook for money he supposedly owes the Love Ranch, but avoiding charges should help him in the financial department.

Earlier this month, Odom’s son shared the first photo we have seen of Lamar since he OD’ed nearly three months ago. Odom was recently moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, and he recently took some steps on his own. Hopefully his health continues to trend in the right direction.

Lamar Odom’s son shares first photo of father since overdose

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Lamar Odom Jr. shared the first public photo of his father since the elder Odom was hospitalized following an overdose at a Nevada brothel in October.

“Christmas with my pops. Here’s to 2016. Blessed,” Odom Jr. captured his photo on Instagram.

The photo features Odom, his son and daughter. Both children are from Odom’s previous marriage to Liza Morales.

If you didn’t know any better, you wouldn’t think anything of the photo. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year looks completely normal. However, information points to a different story; Odom reportedly was feared to have suffered serious brain damage. Only a few weeks ago he showed signs of improvement and was even able to walk on his own.

Just appearing in a photo with his children is a really nice sign and start to the new year for Odom.

H/T Eye on Basketball

Report: Lamar Odom shocks doctors by walking on his own

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Lamar Odom reportedly took a major step forward in his recovery recently when he was able to walk on his own.

TMZ reports that Odom’s motor skills have been improving as of late. Last Thursday, Odom took his first few steps without the help of a walker and was also able to put his own hood on his head. His brain function is said to be improving.

Sources close to Lamar tell us he hadn’t been able to move without a walker. We’re told Thursday Lamar ditched the walker and took three steps, shocking the docs.

Lamar has had limited range of motion in his hands, but during a recent visit from Khloe he was able to reach above his head to put his hood on … a BIG step.

And that’s not all … his brain function is slowly improving. He was able to recognize a hospital staff member, which is significant considering at one point he couldn’t even recognize family.

That is much better news than what we heard recently, as it was starting to sound like Odom had regressed. While he clearly has a long way to go, any sign of progress is welcome at this point.

There have been reports that doctors fear Odom suffered serious brain damage, and the updates we have heard sound consistent with that. When you hear the 911 call that witnesses placed after finding Odom unconscious, you get an idea of how serious his condition was and could continue to be.

Here’s hoping things continue to trend in the right direction for the former NBA star.

Report: Lamar Odom ‘not doing great,’ can barely walk on his own

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We have not heard a lot about Lamar Odom in recent weeks, and unfortunately it sounds like there haven’t been many uplifting updates to provide about his health.

According to a report from Entertainment Tonight, Odom is still struggling with both his motor skills and speech.

“He’s not doing great,” a source reportedly told ET. “His speech is still slurred and he can barely walk on his own yet. He forgets a lot of people’s names — sometimes even his own. He definitely has some memory loss.”

Khloe Kardashian and the Kardashian family have still been visiting with Odom, and Khloe said last month that it could take Lamar well over a year to mentally recover from his life-threatening overdose. She also noted that Odom was not aware of what caused his brain injury.

There have been reports that doctors fear Odom suffered serious brain damage, and the updates we have heard sound consistent with that. When you hear the 911 call that witnesses placed after finding Odom unconscious, you get an idea of how serious his condition was and could continue to be.

Lamar Odom is ‘confused,’ doesn’t know drugs caused brain injury

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Lamar Odom is very fortunate to have survived the drug overdose that landed him in intensive care last month, but the former NBA star still has a long road to recovery.

In a recent appearance on “Ellen,” Khloe Kardashian confirmed that Odom has suffered brain damage as a result of several strokes. While Odom has been told about the brain injury, Kardashian says he is often “confused” and has not been told how it happened.

“We tell him he had a brain injury. I can’t tell him how that brain injury was caused because it will set him back,” she explained. “He’s never asked why he’s here. He’s really confused a lot, so we have to remind him.

“Every day is different. Sometimes he knows who the president is or his birthday. Other times he thinks he’s 26.”

Khloe added that Odom has been learning how to walk again, feed himself and put sentences together, which gives you an idea of how serious his condition was.

Kardashian also confirmed that she is still dating this NBA star, describing herself as a “polygamist” who has a husband and a boyfriend at the moment.

Odom will have to undergo several months of physical and speech rehabilitation, and it’s unclear if he will ever be the same again. We certainly hope he makes a full recovery.

Report: Doctors fear Lamar Odom suffered serious brain damage

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Lamar Odom isn’t doing too well, according to a new report which states he has had difficulty recognizing friends and family.

Odom has made little progress over the past few weeks, according to a report posted early Saturday by TMZ. A source tells them that he’s only able to speak a word occasionally and has been unable to recognize longtime friends and family when they come to visit. Doctors reportedly believe the former NBA star suffered significant brain damage.

Odom’s motor skills had already been questioned, but all the initial joy over the fact that he survived his overdose has given way to the reality that Odom has a very long road ahead of him.

Kobe Bryant was ‘furious’ with Lamar Odom for overdose

Kobe Bryant Lamar OdomMetta World Peace opened up about the Lamar Odom situation in a recent interview in which he shared his and Kobe Bryant’s reaction to hearing the news of their ex-teammate’s overdose at a brothel in Nevada.

Metta and Odom go way back to their days growing up in Queens, and they were later teammates for two seasons on the Lakers. Bryant and Odom were longtime Lakers teammates. Bryant and World Peace have a lot of love and support for Odom, so they had strong reactions to hearing the news that Odom was fighting for his life after overdosing.

“When Kobe found out Lamar was in the hospital, he was furious. I was in tears. It was right before a game,” World Peace recalled in an interview with Vlad TV posted on Monday.

World Peace was also asked about Master P’s comments that Bryant could have helped prevent Odom’s downturn by getting him a roster spot with the Lakers.

“Kobe has nothing to do with Lamar being in a brothel. You can’t blame Kobe for that. Kobe supports Lamar,” said World Peace.

“It’s not Kobe’s team; it’s Jim Buss’ team and Jeanie Buss, so they pick who’s on the Lakers, not Kobe. You can’t blame Kobe for what Lamar has done. Kobe has supported Lamar. Kobe FaceTimes Lamar. Kobe tried to reach out to Lamar plenty of times before this incident happened. I was reaching out to Lamar, and sometimes Lamar won’t text back. And we still support Lamar — that’s our boy. Through thick and thin, I support Lamar 100 percent. That’s our boy. Can’t nobody talk bad about him to me.”

Metta World Peace says he was initially bitter towards Odom’s LA friends and also the Kardashians about what happened, but he says he later realized that was misguided.

“He’s in the hospital. He’s alive. It’s a miracle from what I’ve heard. He’s tired and he’s resting.”

With his Lakers off, World Peace had plans to visit Odom in the hospital on Wednesday.

A report last month said Odom had 12 strokes and is having trouble with his motor skills, but he is slowly coming around. At a time when his dad and estranged wife are fighting, it’s nice to know he has the support of caring friends like Kobe and Metta.

H/T TMZ Sports

Lamar Odom reportedly blocked own father from visiting him


Lamar Odom’s father has been turned away from being able to visit his son at the hospital, and that decision has reportedly been made by Lamar himself.

Odom’s father, Joe Odom, said Wednesday night that Khloe Kardashian is in charge of who gets to visit Odom at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and that she refuses to put him on the list. However, TMZ reports that Lamar is currently doing well enough to make his own decisions and that he gets the final say over who is allowed to visit with him.

Our sources tell us Lamar’s recovery has progressed to the point that he is communicating with doctors and fully participating in decisions about his treatment. We’re told that’s why Khloe finally decided to leave the hospital a few days ago.

As for what went down when Joe Odom went to the hospital — we’re told Khloe was not even there at the time … so, if anyone blocked Lamar’s dad, it was most likely Lamar himself.

Based on the background we previously gave you about Odom’s relationship with his dad, it would not be hard to believe that Lamar wants no part of Joe visiting him.