Lamar Odom has left a Las Vegas hospital and is now in the Los Angeles area to continue his recovery a week after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, a family representative said Tuesday.
Alvina Alston, publicist for Odom's aunt JaNean Mercer, said Tuesday that the former NBA star was transported by helicopter from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas around 5 p.m. local time Monday.
Making 'miraculous' progress
The family statement thanks the hospital and Odom's fans and says he's making "miraculous" progress.
The statement says he took a few steps in Los Angeles. Alston says Odom's estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, his father and his two children from a previous relationship are with him.
Kardashian, 31, who was in the midst of divorce proceedings with Odom at the time of his collapse, is nevertheless reported to have remained at her husband's bedside since shortly after he was admitted to Sunrise Hospital.
- Lamar Odom, former NBA star, alert and condition improving in hospital
Last week, Odom was found unresponsive at a legal brothel in rural Nevada called the Love Ranch.
Brothel staff said he reported having used cocaine and, during his four-day stay at the ranch, had taken as many as 10 tablets of a herbal sexual-enhancement supplement capable of interacting with other medications.
The ordeal marks the latest twist in a stormy celebrity relationship that has played out in tabloid headlines and reality television. Odom and Kardashian split up in 2013 after a whirlwind romance and marriage chronicled on the TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spinoff series, Khloe & Lamar. Their divorce has yet to be finalized.
Despite his 14 years as an NBA player, including two championship seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Odom's relatively brief membership in reality TV's most famous family has been the focus of his media coverage in recent days.