Khloe Kardashian Reflects On Lamar Odom's Overdose

By David Konow 05/21/19

Kardashian detailed why she "paused" their divorce proceedings and Odom's first words when he woke up from his coma. 


Khloe Kardashian recently appeared on divorce lawyer Laura Wasser's podcast to discuss her relationship with ex-husband, NBA All-Star Lamar Odom, and her feelings about almost losing him to a near-fatal overdose in 2015.

Odom and Kardashian were in the process of getting a divorce when Lamar overdosed at a Las Vegas brothel in October 2015. Kardashian was by his side at the hospital until he finally came back from the brink of death.

Kardashian said on the podcast, Divorce Sucks With Laura Wasser, “He OD’s during the divorce and I was his next of kin, even though it was still—the divorce was still—it was on the judge’s desk. It was like two years, or like a year or two, of us trying to get the divorce going and then this happened.”

Once Odom wound up in the hospital, Kardashian says, “We paused the divorce, not for any romantic reasons but I wanted to be able to take care of him and make sure that he would be okay again.”

Odom was in a coma for four days, and when he finally awoke, he saw Khloe and said, “Hey babe.”

“I was like, ‘Oh God. What year does he think this is?'” Khloe recalls today. “I remember I was like, ‘Oh no. What did I do?!’ Because I was like, ‘Does he know?’ And then he went right back to sleep because he was in a coma, woke up, saw me and I might’ve put him back into a coma, I don’t know, he probably was terrified.”

As People reports, Odom has written a new memoir, Darkness to Light, where he candidly looked back on his marriage to Kardashian and his addiction to cocaine. Odom confessed, “I wish I could have been more of a man. It still bothers me to this day.”

In his book, Odom confessed, “I could not handle the lethal cocktail of the spotlight, addiction, a diminishing career and infidelity. Oh, did I mention the anxiety, depression… I couldn’t keep my dick in my pants or the coke out of my nose. Drug addicts are incredibly skilled at hiding their habit.”

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