Lamar Odom has been pulled back from the brink of death, and will continue his road to recovery in Los Angeles. The former NBA player arrived at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills on Monday night, according to sources on social media, where doctors will continue to monitor his health.
The onetime Sixth Man of the Year is extremely lucky to be alive, but has months of rehabilitation — likely both physical and psychological — ahead of him. He'll reportedly move to a rehab center after he is out of critical condition, where his estranged wife, Khloé Kardashian, will oversee his care.
Odom, 35, woke up from a coma Friday, four days after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. The former basketball star was being treated at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, and Kardashian has not left his side since she arrived there Tuesday. On Friday, it was reported that Odom is communicating more and was even able to sit with assistance. He is breathing without a ventilator and his heart function has improved significantly, though he still requires dialysis for his kidneys. While the extent of damage Odom's overdose has left on his mind and body still isn't known, it does seem like the athlete has gotten a second chance at life.
Meanwhile, Kardashian's relationship with James Harden understandably seems to be on pause. The Houston Rockets player is "respectfully keeping his distance" from the situation, People reports. "He is so nice and being as supportive as humanly possible given the situation," a source close to the Kardashians says. "Lamar essentially has zero consistent family other than the Kardashians, and James understands that. The last thing he would want to do would be to add more stress to her plate."
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