October 20, 2015


Khloe Kardashian Issues First Statement on Lamar Odom

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Khloé Kardashian has broken her silence on the hospitalization of her ex-husband Lamar Odom, issuing a personalized statement on her website on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 20).

The statement is used to thank everyone and anyone who has offered support to Odom, who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel last Tuesday and spent the following days fighting for his life. Kardashian has reportedly spent much of the past week by Odom’s side in Las Vegas’ Sunrise Hospital, where his condition began to improve late last week.

“The past week has been incredibly difficult,” Kardashian writes. “I am so thankful to family, friends and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar. “I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work. Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made.

“You can never be prepared for an experience like this,” Kardashian continued, “but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!! XOXO, Khloé”

According to a CNN interview on Monday, Odom was breathing on his own and told Kardashian “I love you.” The former NBA star has reportedly been transported from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, where he will continue to recuperate.