Lamar Odom's son shares first picture of former NBA star since October hospitalization
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/04/2016
Lamar Odom apparently spent the holidays with his two children, Lamar Odom Jr. and Destiny Odom, who posted a picture of the former NBA star on social media.
Lamar Jr. shared a selfie of the trio on Thursday, writing on Instagram, "Christmas with my pops. Here's to 2016. Blessed."
In the photo, 36-year-old Lamar is just staring into the camera with a straight face as his teenage kids stand in the background and make funny faces.
This marks the first image released of the former Lakers star since he was hospitalized in the middle of October last year from a drug overdose he experienced while staying at a Nevada brothel.
Khloe Kardashian's estranged husband was clearly awake in the photo and wearing a black Sean John shirt.
The mother of Lamar Jr. and Destiny is Liza Morales, who is Lamar's ex. Although Kardashian has recently insisted she intends to go through with her divorce from Lamar, they are still technically married and therefore theKeeping Up with the Kardashians star is responsible for making his medical decisions.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar in December 2013 after he allegedly cheated on her and was abusing drugs. However, Lamar reportedly sat on the paperwork for a while and then Kardashian called off the divorce on October 21. She's remained at his side while he recovers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Late last month, a source toldEntertainment Tonight that Lamar was "not doing great."
"His speech is still slurred and he can barely walk on his own yet," the source said. "He forgets a lot of people's names -- sometimes even his own. He definitely has some memory loss."
Still, Lamar's current condition is a drastic improvement from the moment doctors had warned Kardashian he was in a coma and had four hours left to live.
Kardashian explained Lamar could be back to his old self within a couple of years.
"Every day is different," Kardashian told the Today show back in November.
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"The good thing is he's off of medical machines that will keep him alive. He's learning how to walk again, and [continuing] cognitive therapy and speech therapy. They think, like, within a year-and-a-half to two years, he might, you know -- mentally -- be fully recovered, but they don't know."
Kardashian confessed on Twitter she "won't miss 2015 at all" as she was about to ring in the New Year.