Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian offered an update on the status of estranged husband Lamar Odom on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Sunday, indicating he's further along in his recovery than anyone expected.
"He's walking and talking, it's literally a miracle," Kardashian said, per Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon of US Weekly. "He was in a coma, I was told he had four hours to live. Doctors are astounded but it's because of his athleticism and he's fighting for his life. I really pray that this is a wakeup call for him."
Odom, 36, was rushed to the hospital Oct. 13 after a drug overdose at the Love Ranch brothel in Nevada. He spent most of the following three months in medical facilities in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, where he was forced to rehab from multiple strokes and kidney failure. Initially given a 50-50 shot of living, Odom's motor skills have improved to the point he's begun taking steps without assistance and has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility.
While Odom and Kardashian remain estranged, their pending divorce has been called off during the former NBA star's recovery. Kardashian said Odom's substance abuse played a part in their separation:
I didn't know that particular situation was going to happen, but I always feared the end result, that was the reason why I left the marriage. I had never imagined it would be at a brothel, I just knew I had to get to his side. His demons are overshadowing what a great heart he has, he could not be there alone, and I had to be that person.
Kardashian is currently dating Houston Rockets guard James Harden. She has been clear that calling off the divorce has nothing to do with a pending reconciliation. However, Kardashian did admit to keeping some memorabilia from their marriage—particularly a sex tape.
"I've definitely recorded myself having sex with my ex husband," Kardashian said. "But not like, talking to camera. You remember those little cameras, little video cameras, that was my jam for a moment."
Of course, the Kardashian Klan skyrocketed to international fame amid the leaking of a sex tape starring Khloe's sister, Kim. Khloe says there is no chance of her work in front of the camera being released, however, as all tapes with Odom have been locked up in a safe.
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