Khloe Kardashian’s husband, Lamar Odom, turned 36 on November 6, and while he remains under medical care at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, California, Khloe Kardashian made sure his celebration was special.
— People magazine (@people) November 6, 2015
According to an E! News report on November 6, the 32-year-old reality star, who recently released a new book, Strong Looks Better Naked, is planning to throw Odom a small party at the hospital, which will give him the opportunity to take a break from his ongoing care and celebrate his special day surrounded by family and friends.
“There will be balloons and a cake. [Khloe Kardashian] has organized everything. It will be the Kardashian clan and a few of Lamar’s closest friends.”
While members of Khloe Kardashian’s family are expected to pay Odom a visit on his birthday, his two children with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales, Destiny and Lamar Jr., will not be flying to Los Angeles, as they are currently enrolled in school in New York. That said, Odom may soon be reunited with his kids, who “may be able to visit” next week.
According to a separate report, via People Magazine, Khloe Kardashian reportedly reached out to Odom’s former Los Angeles Lakers teammates as well as two of his closest non-athlete friends. While the Lakers are currently traveling for their 2015-2016 season, which kicked over several days ago, Kobe Bryant sent a gift to Odom and is planning to chat with him via FaceTime, as is Ron Artest (Artest played a key part in Khloe Kardashian and Odom’s relationship, as the two met a party thrown by him in Los Angeles just 30 days before they wed). A few Clippers players are also planning to take part in the party by stopping over to celebrate after their practice session on Friday.
As for Odom’s aunt, Janean Mercer, she released a statement on the family’s behalf in honor of his birthday on Friday, via E! News.
“Happy Birthday Lamar! We want to THANK everyone from around the world for your continued prayers and well wishes for Lamar and our family. Every birthday with Lamar is special but today is an especially momentous occasion and we honor GOD for this day and thank HIM for allowing us to spend this time together… Please continue to keep Lamar and our family in prayer as he continues on this miraculous journey.”
On October 13, Odom was found unconscious at a legal brothel in Las Vegas after suffering what is believed to have been a drug overdose. Immediately, Khloe Kardashian flew to his side and remained in the hospital for days as other members of the family, including his children, Morales and Mercer, arrived. While Odom was in a coma for the first few days of his hospitalization, he eventually awoke and began communicating with Khloe Kardashian and his family members.
“He is making progress but it is slow. He is still working on improving his cognitive and motor skills. He is finding it difficult to express his thoughts. He can stand up, but only with assistance, [and he] still has help with eating.”
As Khloe Kardashian embarks on her birthday party celebration for Odom, E! News’ source claimed it was hard to decipher Odom’s mood, despite the upcoming festivities, because he is currently under “quite a bit of medication.”
For more Khloe Kardashian, be sure to tune into the 11th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, premiering on the E! Network on Sunday, November 15, at 9 p.m.
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