What Khloe Kardashian had to say about Lamar Odom’s progress made one thing very clear: he was severely impacted by his accidental drug overdose. It sounds like the strokes he suffered afterwards have caused some pretty significant brain damage.
Khloe explained when she taped an appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’:
We tell him that he had a brain injury, but we can’t tell him how that brain injury was caused, because that will set him back. He never asks why he’s here. He doesn’t ask. He’s really confused a lot — sometimes he knows who the president is and his birthday, and sometimes he thinks he’s 26, and I say I bet you wish you were 26, so do I!
“I love him and I always will, and he’s a fantastic person who deserves support and love and for someone to be by his side, and for me, I’m that to him. And thank God I have a fantastic family who loves me and loves him just as much. And they’re so supportive and they’re with me and I have a great boyfriend who’s understanding.”
Khloe and Lamar are both very fortunate people, given the support they get from their loved ones, aren’t they?
She also touched on why the divorce was called off:
I’m there helping him and I love him and I’ve always loved him. And that will never change. And I just feel like it’s a really insensitive thing to fast-forward a divorce.”
You know, I really respect the way she’s handled this. Many people would have figured they were practically divorced from the guy and washed their hands of the whole situation.
Sources are telling TMZ that Lamar hasn’t shown much improvement in the last couple of weeks.
We’re told he’s only able to speak a word here and there, and at times he seems ’empty.’
The scariest part … Lamar can’t recognize longtime friends and even family members when they come to visit. We’re told docs believe he’s suffered significant brain damage.
If this is true, then it’s tragic. Such a waste of a guy with so much talent. Yet Lamar is still in the early days of his recovery: he could show a lot of improvement with more rehab. My fingers are crossed for him. Khloe’s full interview will air on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ tomorrow, on Monday. Check out this clip:
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