REPORT Lamar Odom suffers setback, will spend Christmas in the hospital

Lamar Odom Casio's Shock the World 2010 event at The Manhattan Center - press conference Featuring: Lamar Odom Where: New York City, United States When: 02 Aug 2010 Credit: L. Gallo/ **Not available for publication in USA Magazines**

Though Lamar Odom’s overall prognosis is still good, it appears a Lamar Odom setback is affecting the former NBA star in his ongoing recovery from a seizure and drug overdose. While recent reports stated that Lamar Odom expected to leave the hospital soon, the most recent claims state that he’ll have to spend Christmas in his hospital bed–though Odom will be surrounded by family. Read on for the latest.

The two most recent Lamar Odom updates pointed to general good news for the two-time NBA champion. Last week, Odom was allegedly preparing to bring his time at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to a close and return home. And, earlier this week, Lamar’s estranged wife Khloe Kardashian offered an updated Lamar Odom recovery timetable, saying that while it would take “a year and a half or two years” for Odom’s physical and mental rehabilitation, he would likely be moving into a specialized rehabilitation center sooner rather than later.

It appears that those estimates might have been a bit premature, however. An E! report states that Odom will in fact spend Christmas in his hospital room, with family and friends. Though Lamar Odom’s family is “optimistic” about getting him into a rehab facility soon, doctors have apparently been unable to confirm that Odom is well enough to make the move. The family’s center of choice is in Calabasas CA–home of Khloe Kardashian, along with the rest of the Kardashian family.

At the same time, though Odom continues to “struggle” with his memory, and allegedly has a hard time remembering the names of those in the room with him–including, at times, himself.


(Photo credits: Lamar Odom setback via Instagram, L. Gallo /

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