Khloe Kardashian Talks Lamar Odom- Cancels Book Tour Due to Staph Infection
Khloe Kardashian is opening up once again about her husband Lamar Odom and his condition after being hospitalized for an overdose after partying too hard at a Las Vegas brothel, the Love Ranch. It was a shock for everyone to learn that she and Odom, who had signed their divorce papers, were still legally married. That meant that Khloe was responsible for all of the medical choices that were to be made on Odom’s behalf. She ended up calling off the divorce, which was just a few days from being finalized. Reason: she got the phone call that he was hospitalized and had only four hours to live, as she shared on “The Today Show” in a pre-taped interview. “It’s a horrible call to get. Getting to the hospital and knowing he’s in a coma and having to run these tests or make medical decisions. It’s terrifying. You have to make risk-and-reward decisions. Like, OK, well, there’s an 80 percent chance if we do this operation, he might pass away. But also if we don’t do it, there’s a 90 percent chance he’ll pass away.” That has to weigh extremely heavy on the reality star and author who we saw try her hardest to help Lamar when he was going missing and hardcore into drugs.
The couple wed after just a month of knowing each other, a wedding planned in nine days and documented on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which has just returned for its eleventh season on E!. Kardashian has had the support of her whole family, including step-father Caitlyn Jenner and boyfriend James Harden and is relieved that Odom, 36 is off life-support: “He is learning how to walk again and learning…cognitive therapy and speech therapy. They think, like, within a year and a half to two years that, mentally, he might be fully recovered. But they don’t know.” It seemed as though he had just hours at first when she was told about his condition. Unfortunately, all of the stress and being in the hospital day and night has caused Khloe to suffer and ultimately cancel her book tour. A source tells E! that: “Khloe has experienced fever, fatigue, and swollen glands. She has an infection but hasn’t been diagnosed yet.”
Another source told the network that she “has an minor infection and is being treated by her doctors. She is run down as she has been burning the candle at both ends. She will be fine but needs some rest.” But Khloe has made it clear that she and Odom are still on the road to divorce: “I was expediting the divorce prior, and I’m still separated with him, but I’m just not expediting them anymore. There was no reason for it. And also, [it’s] in his will that I’m always the medical adviser. And it was just…he had no one else to make these decisions for him.” We hope that they both have speedy recoveries and that Khloe can get back to work as soon as possible.