Lamar Odom has been surrounded by a lot of love since he was hospitalized, but one relative is claiming to have been taken off the visitor’s list — his dad, Joe Odom! And Joe is insistent that Khloe Kardashian is the one who’s banned him from visiting his son.
Is Khloe Kardashian keeping Lamar Odom’s dad, Joe Odom, from visiting the hospital in Los Angeles where the 35-year-old is recovering?! Joe claims he’s been taken off the list of visitor’s permitted to spend time with Lamar…and he’s placing the blame on his son’s wife!
“I’m upset because this is the second time to see my son and they wont let me see my son,” a disgruntled Joe told TMZ outside Cedars-Sinai on Oct. 28. “And, you know, it’s a lot of sabotage thins going on. Why can’t I see my son? I brung him in the world. I’m highly upset.” (CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH JOE).
When asked who made the visitor’s list that didn’t include him, Joe claimed, “Khloe Kardashian,” adding that he and Lamar saw each other “every other day” when the former Lakers star was living in Las Vegas before his alleged overdose. “I tried reaching out to everybody,” he said. “That’s why I’m here now, you know? And it’s pissing me off.”
Lamar and his dad have always had an interesting relationship, part of which was documented on Khloe and Lamar. The basketball star’s mom died when he was young, and Joe has had a long history of drug abuse, so Lamar was mostly raised by his grandmother. They’ve had a very strained relationship ever since, although, if what Joe’s saying can be believed, it seems they recently worked through their differences and mended the father-son bond.
This is a very crucial time for Lamar, though — even though he’s improving, he still has a long road ahead, and it’s likely Khloe wants him to focus solely on that during this difficult ordeal. Plus, it would be extremely bad for Lamar to fall back into the drugs that allegedly landed him in this situation in the first place, and if Joe isn’t clean, he could be a bad influence on the former athlete.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Joe should be allowed to visit Lamar? Or is it best if he stay away?
— Alyssa Norwin