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Lamar Odom: Khloe Doesn’t Want To ‘Damage His Spirit’ By Revealing He Nearly Died

Sun, October 18, 2015 3:59pm EDT by 14 Comments

Khloe Kardashian is standing steadfast in her decision to not tell Lamar Odom how bad his alleged overdose was, until he’s completely out of the woods. Both Lamar’s family and Khloe want to only fill his head with good news and high spirits as he recovers.

Lamar Odom, 35, still has a long, rough journey ahead of him as he begins to recover from his overdose and subsequent coma, his loved ones don’t want him weighed down with the knowledge of what might have been. For Khloe Kardashian, the focus is on getting Lamar healed and happy, and not dwelling on his terrifying brush with death.

“Neither Khloe or any of Lamar’s family have told him exactly why he’s in the hospital,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Now is just not the time to tell him the awful and embarrassing way he’s laying in that bed. That would be bad news, and everyone only wants good news flowing through Lamar’s head.”

“Lamar can hear Khloe and understands everything she’s saying, but Khloe doesn’t want him to slip back into being depressed by telling him why he’s there,” the source continued. “Lamar’s feelings are extremely sensitive and going there with him at this point would damage his spirit.”

While Lamar has improved greatly since awakening from his coma on October 16, he still has a long road ahead of him before he can fully recover and leave the hospital. To Khloe, giving him the crushing news that he very likely could have died just hours before would be too much to handle, and he needs to be a positive and strong to persevere.

Lamar is still fighting for his life. He’s undergoing dialysis to save his failing kidneys, and only just got taken off a ventilator; he is now breathing on his own. While his heart looks strong, and he’s taking leaps and bounds in his progress since awakening (like even getting out of bed!), Khloe still has to make sure that Lamar is continuing to stay safe and improve.

Our thoughts remain with Lamar and his loved ones at this time.

— Samantha Wilson, Reporting by Eric Mitchell