Lamar Odom Brain Damage Update: Khloé Kardashian Hides Bombshell, But Could Overdose Lead To Cocaine Prosecution?

Khloé Kardashian recently transformed her body from plump to powerful. She even penned a new book about it, Strong Looks Better Naked. But, despite succeeding with her physical transformation, Khloé suffered through a year of ups and downs, including coping with the severe health crisis of her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, to whom she remains legally married. Now, in response to fan questions about how Kardashian managed to deal with the down times, she’s ready to tell all, reported Us Weekly.

When a fan asked about how Khloé boosts her spirits when she’s depressed, the slimmed-down reality TV star made a confession.

Khloe Kardashian reveals how she lifts her spirits when she's depressed.
Khloe Kardashian reveals how she lifts her spirits when she's depressed. [Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Cosmopolitan]

“Sometimes a little bit of ice cream helps,” admitted Kardshian. “But you know what, music is a mood-changer.”

And when it comes to changing her mood, Khloé feels that allowing herself to sit and cry for too long isn’t allowed on her agenda.

“Sometimes you need a good cry but you cannot sit balled up in a corner and just ‘Oh, woe is me.’ Everyone is allowed to have their day, everyone’s allowed to feel bad, but you’ve got to get over it. You’ve got to get up. Go to the gym, get some endorphins going in you.”

During the weeks that Kardashian devoted to supporting Odom as he fought to survive following the discovery of his unconscious body at a Vegas brothel, the 31-year-old reality TV star discovered that by working out at the gym, she could manage her stress more successfully. That discovery came after spending more than three weeks without relief from the hospital environment.

Khloé Kardashian Spends Weeks In Hospital With Lamar Odom

“Just recently I’ve been in the hospital for almost three-and-a-half weeks straight, and finally everyone was saying, “Khloé, you have to get out of the hospital and do something that’s for you,'” recalled Kardashian. “I had such anxiety going to the gym, but as soon as I left, I felt like, ‘Oh my God, I’m okay. I’m human again.’ I just felt so good.”

However, for the three weeks that she used to focus on Odom, Khloé skipped the gym and now says she refuses to feel negatively about not following through with her scheduled workouts. The devoted fitness fiend also confessed that she feels she exercises more when she’s in a bad mood.

“I have so much more energy and I’m angry or whatever,” added Kardashian.

Lamar Odom gets support from Khloe Kardashian.
Lamar Odom gets support from Khloe Kardashian. [Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Race to Erase MS]

Khloé didn’t reveal her mood, but her need for ice cream may have said it all when Kardashian was seen treating herself to her favorite comfort food after visiting Odom at the hospital, reported the Daily Mail.

Looking adorable in a onesie, Khloé visited Cedars-Sinai hospital on Friday, the medical center in Southern California where Lamar remains seeking to regain his health. Kardashian’s appearance follows a period in quarantine from a staph infection, during which she could not visit her 36-year-old estranged husband.

Now that she’s on the mend, Khloé did triple duty on Thanksgiving Day. Kardashian shared her plans to host Thanksgiving dinner for her family, celebrate with friends, and visit Lamar in the hospital, as the Inquisitr reported.

Khloe Kardashian hosted Thanksgiving dinner for family.
Khloe Kardashian hosted Thanksgiving dinner for family. [Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Calvin Klein]

“We have a family Thanksgiving, a friends Thanksgiving, and this year I will also be having a hospital Thanksgiving,” said Kardashian.

Khloé’s Boyfriend James Harden Seeks To Help Others

While Kardashian made plans for an elaborate Thanksgiving for herself and her family, her boyfriend James Harden focused on helping those in need, reported the Sports World News.

Harden and his mom provided more than 250 individuals, including children, with Thanksgiving dinner in an effort to give back. In a statement, James expressed his appreciation for the gift of giving and for his mother.

“I’m blessed and fortunate to be in the position I’m in today,” said Harden. “It’s not so much the big things, but the little things that really matter like time, time you can give someone is the most valuable of all. Just spending time with her and my family is important.”

Could Lamar Odom Be Prosecuted For Cocaine Possession?

However, Khloe has sought to focus on keeping Lamar in good spirits, while unknown to Odom, he’s been facing prosecution for crack cocaine possession, reported the Business Standard.

The Nye County D.A. in Nevada will take into account the mental and physical health of Lamar in deciding whether to prosecute him for possession of cocaine. Although the Sheriff initially said that Odom would be prosecuted, the D.A.has determined that the medical condition of Lamar will play a deciding factor in that decision as to prosecute or not.

Moreover, no individual in the history of Nye County has been prosecuted for drug possession after being rushed to the hospital with the type of extreme brain damage suffered by Odom. Lamar at this point reportedly could not even participate in a trial due to the brain injury he suffered.

Lamar Odom Brain Damage: Khloe Hides Bombshell Secret?

What is the extent of the brain damage that Odom suffered, and could Kardashian be hiding the truth not just from Lamar but from the world? According to Radar Online, it’s not just the 31-year-old reality TV star but the entire Kardashian family who’s seeking to keep the extent of the brain injury suffered by Lamar from strokes and oxygen deprivation.

Does Lamar Odom have any idea of the bombshell that Khloe Kardashian is hiding?
Does Lamar Odom have any idea of the bombshell that Khloe Kardashian is hiding?[Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For AXE]

“Lamar’s still having a lot of trouble speaking,” a source told Radar. “He really only ever mumbles, and can barely string a few words together. It’s obvious he has extensive brain damage.”

But, Kardashian has sought to portray Odom as recovering, leaving some wondering who’s telling the truth about how permanent the brain damage is.

Only recently did Khloé reveal the bombshell secret that she’s still hiding from Odom, reported Us Weekly.

As the 36-year-old re-learns basic functions, such as how to feed himself or go for a walk, Kardashian won’t tell Lamar that it was his own drug overdose that caused what she describes as a brain injury.

“We tell him that he had a brain injury, but we can’t tell him how that brain injury was caused, because that will set him back,” said Khloe.

Odom combined cocaine with alcohol and herbal Viagra at the Love Ranch South, which is a legal brothel.

“He never asks why he’s here [at the hospital]. He doesn’t ask,” revealed Kardashian. “He’s really confused a lot — sometimes he knows who the president is and his birthday, and sometimes he thinks he’s 26.”

[Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For AXE]