UPDATE: ABC7 News has reportedly confirmed that Lamar Odom opened his eyes and has said something.
Lamar Odom‘s condition is reportedly getting better. According to a newly released report by TMZ, Odom’s heart function is “much better.” It is rumored Lamar squeezed Khloe’s hand yesterday, restoring hope the former NBA star will pull through.
Lamar’s children, Destiny, 17, and son Lamar Odom Jr., 13, issued this statement about their father.
“Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad,” the statement reads. “We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.”
The Kardashian’s also announced they’re taking a break from their publishing apps while they continue to support Lamar Odom as he fights for his life.
“As a family, we’ve decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar,” a message on Khloe Kardashian’s website reads. “Thank you for your kindness and understanding during this difficult time.”
The note also appears on Kim, Kylie, Kourtney and Kendall’s app.
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1. Lamar Odom Through The Years
LOS ANGELES, CA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012 – FILE – Clippers forward, Lamar Odom, during the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers game at Staples Center.
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2. Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom, a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, received the Sixth Man Award on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Some fellow team members, including Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant were there to congratulate him for his off the bench contributions to the team, which is currently in the playoffs hoping to capture another title. Odom 13 points per game when playing as a sub.
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3. Lamar & Khloe
Khloe Kardashian watches her husband, Lamar Odom, a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, who received the Sixth Man Award on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. Some fellow team members, including Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant were there to congratulate him for his off the bench contributions to the team, which is currently in the playoffs hoping to capture another title.
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4. Lamar Odom
LOS ANGELES, CA SEPTEMBER 28, 2012: Lamar Odom sits for his first interview as a Los Angeles Clipper during Media Day at the Clippers training facility in Playa Vista on September 28, 2012.
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5. Lamar Odom & Elton Brand
New Clipper Elton Brand(left) gets a hug from teammate Lamar Odom before today’s press conference introducing Brand to local media at Staples Center on Thursday, June 28, 2001.
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6. Kobe Bryant, Trevor Ariza & Lamar Odom
Kobe Bryant (left), Trevor Ariza (middle) and Lamar Odom (right) of the Los Angeles Lakers are jubilant towards the end of the victory over the Memphis Grizzlies basketball game at Staples Center on April 12, 2009.
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7. Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom, forward, for the Los Angeles Lakers, palms a basketball while being videotaped during Lakers Media Day held inside the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo on September 29, 2008.
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8. Lamar Odom
Laker Kobe Bryant makes a surprise appearance at a press conference Friday, July 15, 2004 to greet new teammates Lamar Odom, left, Brian Grant and Caron Butler, far right.
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9. Lamar Odom
Lakers’ (l to r) Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant and Shannon Brown during the game. LA Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on Apr. 12, 2011.
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10. Khloe & Lamar
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 30: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are seen on April 30, 2012 in New York City.
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11. Khloe & Lamar
ORANGE, CA – JUNE 07: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian make a personal appearance for ‘Unbreakable Bond’ at Perfumania on June 7, 2012 in Orange, California.
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12. Lamar, Khloe & Kourtney
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian are seen on April 23, 2012 in New York City.
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13. Khole & Lamar
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 22: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are seen at Los Angeles International Airport on July 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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14. Kobe & Lamar
Kobe Bryant, left, and Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers share a laugh together in between being photographed by NBA photographer Noah Graham during Lakers Media Day held at their practice facility in El Segundo on Monday, October 2, 2006.
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15. Lamar & Yao Ming
Rockets Yao Ming shoots over Lakers Lamar Odom for a basket in Game 1 in the semifinal of the NBA playoffs at he Staples Center Monday.
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16. Lamar Odom & Anderson Varejo
Lakers Lamar Odom grabs Cavaliers Anderson Varejo while batling for position under the basket at the Staples Center Friday. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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