After fighting for his life following a supposed drug overdose, Lamar Odom is on his way to recovery since waking from a coma on Oct. 16. His aunt JaNean Mercer is by his side at Sunrise Hospital and gave an update on his miraculous overcoming of such a difficult battle.
Since Lamar Odom, 35, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13, he has been surrounded by several family members who have offered their endless love and support. One of those relatives is his maternal aunt, JaNean Mercer, who spoke out about Lamar’s condition on Monday, Oct. 19. While we know that he woke from a coma on Oct. 16 and is slowly improving day by day, JaNean revealed that Lamar is “defying the odds” as he begins the road to recovery.
Just two days after Lamar was taken off his ventilator, he was reportedly already making amazing strides as he has already said a few words and apparently was even able to leave his hospital bed. JaNean gave Us Weekly another update on Lamar’s condition in a statement via her rep, sweetly mentioning what a fighter her nephew has been through this tragic incident.
“Lamar has always been blessed with a tenacious, fighting spirit, overcoming insurmountable obstacles to achieve the impossible,” JaNean said in the statement. “These past few days have been no different. He is defying the odds in his toughest battle to date with GOD’s grace.”
JaNean is certainly right about Lamar defying odds — before he woke, Lamar was given just a 50/50 chance to live as four of his major organs were failing. While it is absolutely incredible that Lamar was able to pull through, because of the severity of his situation, doctors have told JaNean and the rest of Lamar’s family that he will need to spend months in rehab to repair the damage done. Lamar’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, has already vowed to stay by his side through the rehab process, but JaNean added that his family’s support will remain just as strong as Lamar has through his miraculous recovery.
“Each day Lamar is getting stronger and reaching significant milestones in his recovery. We are committed to remaining by his side as a family for our champion, who we love immensely,” she continued in her statement to Us. “Your continued prayers and well wishes have been the fuel to keep us going, and for that we are eternally grateful.”
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— Taylor Weatherby