Lamar Odom Update: Wife Khloe Kardashian is the Only Visitor Allowed after Odom’s Surgery
Lamar Odom is reportedly dealing with some setbacks in his recovery after undergoing at least one surgery today. E! News reported that the former NBA star underwent a procedure that involved his chest. However, there are no specifics regarding what the surgery was for.
TMZ reported that Odom is in "a fragile mental state" and at times, gets very emotional and upset.
"The doctors at Cedars have asked for no visitors," a source said to E! News.
Odom's wife, Khloé Kardashian, however, has been allowed to remain by his side in the room.
Odom was hospitalized Tuesday, Oct 13 at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. He reportedly had an overdose. After nearly three days in a coma, Odom woke up on Friday and his condition slowly started to improve. Odom was then transferred to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles so that he could receive specialized care.
Kardashian, who split from Odom in 2013, has stayed by Odom's side the entire time. The reality TV star has also called of their divorce. Both parties signed the divorce papers in the summer but the papers were still waiting for a judge's signature.
"Khloé thinks this was the right thing to do right now," a source told E! News.
Prior to the surgery, Kardashian releases this statement on her website:
"The past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar. I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work.
Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made. You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!!
Odom has a long road to recovery and will have to undergo physical therapy.