Lamar Odom Moving Out Of L.A. Hospital After Drug Overdose

By McCarton Ackerman 01/08/16

The former NBA star seems to be on the mend, though he still has a long way to go.

Lamar and Khloe

Lamar Odom appears to be slowly making inroads in his recovery from a severe drug overdose, with a new report indicating that he is set to be released from the Los Angeles hospital where he has been receiving treatment for the last three months.

People magazine reports that Odom is set to be released within the next few days and will continue his treatment at a live-in residence. An unnamed source said that the former NBA star “still has many challenges, but is making progress.”

New photos of Odom have surfaced on social media in the last week that show him in significantly better shape, but he still needs a walker to move around and is reportedly suffering from “cognitive impairment, speech problems and kidney damage.”

His wife, Khloe Kardashian, spoke about his recovery this week during the 2016 Television Critics Association Press Tour. Although she declined to go into specific details about his health, the reality star said that “he's doing amazing and I'm so proud of the strength that he has to fight this battle.” And, of course, she also hinted that his ongoing recovery would be one of the focal points of episodes of her upcoming reality show, Kocktails with Khloe.

Odom was found unconscious on Oct. 13 of last year at a Nevada brothel. Dennis Hof, owner of the Love Ranch brothel in the rural town of Crystal, said that two brothel workers found him unresponsive in his room. He was allegedly foaming at the mouth when they turned him over and “terrible stuff” came out of his nose.

A Nye County sheriff later reported that Odom had consumed cocaine, alcohol, and 10 doses of an herbal sexual stimulant during his stay. Anonymous sources also told TMZ that Odom allegedly consumed crack cocaine and had track marks on his arm.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.