Khloe Kardashian Reveals Lamar Odom Has No Idea Why He’s In The Hospital

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By now the world knows that Lamar Odom was put in the hospital last month after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Because his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, is part of the Kardashian empire, we get to hear about every single thing that happens to them on a daily basis (it’s still early in the day, but I’m sure in a few hours we’ll know which of the sisters got a manicure or had a cup of coffee today). Whether we like it or not, they’re destined to take up at least 75% of our social media feeds.

Of course, there was immediate speculation and conflicting reports about Lamar’s state of being — some said he suffered multiple strokes and would never walk or talk again, others claimed he could talk and very loudly wanted Khloe away from him (at least this is what a few tabloids I saw at the grocery store are professing).

In an admitted case of unfortunate timing (Kardashian skeptics believe otherwise, of course) Khloe has released a “lifestyle” book and has made multiple promotional commitments on magazines, TV shows, and for book signings in the weeks following Lamar’s hospitalization. She’s a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and Ellen asked her how Lamar is doing.

Khloe said that he was in a coma for three days but is now out of it, and that he is no longer on machines to “help his organs” but that he has a long way to go for a full recovery. He’s learning how to walk again, feed himself, and put sentences together. He can say a few words at a time, but he can fully understand (and he’s also conveniently been watching Ellen, Khloe said.) She revealed that he knows he had a brain injury, but doesn’t know why he’s in the hospital, because that information “could set him back.”

She said every day is different, that some days he knows who the President is or his birthday, but other days, he is not aware.

It’s a very sad situation all the way around, and it’s lucky for Lamar that Khloe really does seem to be very supportive of his recovery, despite the turbulent ending to their marriage. Khloe also credits her family and boyfriend James Harden for sticking by her and helping her through this time.

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