So sad. Tragedy struck Lamar Odom just as he and his estranged father had finally mended their relationship. The former NBA star remains comatose in a Las Vegas hospital, but Joe Odom has rushed the his bedside. Find out all the exclusive details here.
While Lamar Odom, 35, and his father, Joe Odom, have had a rocky relationship for most of Lamar’s life, the pair finally put the bad times behind them and repaired their relationship this past year. And now that Lamar is fighting for his life, following a reported drug overdose, Joe won’t leave his bedisde. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE info on how they mended their relationship. To hear more about Lamar Odom, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Joe is at the hospital alongside Lamar’s grief stricken estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, 31, and “he’s extremely emotional and beside himself. That’s his son laying there and he can’t do anything to help him. That’s incredibly difficult. He and Lamar were on the best of terms and had really mended their broken relationship over the past year and now this! Joe can’t believe it! He’s shaking even!” our insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
While it’s so good to hear that Joe and Lamar were on good terms again, the timing couldn’t be worse, as Joe may never get more time to bond with his son in the future. Following a reported drug overdose Oct. 13, Lamar has been given a 50/50 chance at survival. Even Khloe and her family are fearing the worst, praying for a miracle and even getting ready to say their last goodbyes.
“I knew something was wrong because I’ve been calling him all day and he hasn’t been answering. I’m depressed right now — this is messed up! What can I do right now? That’s my son,” Joe EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com the day Lamar landed in the hospital. “I’m really hurt right now. I pray that he will come out of this. I need all his fans to send him well wishes. We all love Lamar and want him to pull through this.” At least Joe is now by his son’s side.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Lamar and his loved ones during this devastating time.
— Beth Shilliday, Reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell