Lamar Odom still has a long way to go — he is on dialysis because of kidney issues, and he can’t walk on his own — but he was stable enough to get out of the Las Vegas hospital where he has been recovering and be flown to Los Angeles to continue treatment.
Multiple news sources confirm the move, by helicopter, here is the update from E! Online.
E! News has exclusively learned that the former NBA star has been discharged from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where he has been receiving medical treatment after being found unconscious on Tuesday, and is heading to California. We’re also told that Lamar was accompanied by Khloé Kardashian in the helicopter ride to Los Angeles. As we reported earlier today, Odom’s transfer to L.A. was pending his condition remaining stable.
This is all good news for Odom, who was taken to the Las Vegas hospital after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel after a multiple-day binge of drugs, drinking, herbal supplements, and… well, he was in a brothel, what do you think was going on? He was barely clinging to life but has made a recovery to the point he is now breathing on his own, speaking, showing improvement with his heart, and even getting some physical therapy.
The former NBA All-Star now has months (and likely years) of work ahead, and we will see how much of a normal life he can regain. There probably will be some level of brain damage from his stroke, plus other physical maladies that will linger and limit him. The question that remains is how much?
But he seems to have physically survived it all.