Lamar Odom's Children Ask for 'Continued Prayers' for Their Dad

by Raphael Chestang 6:50 PM PDT, October 15, 2015
Playing Lamar Odom's Children Ask for 'Continued Prayers' for Their Dad

As Lamar Odom remains in critical condition, his kids are breaking their silence for the first time since their father's hospitalization.

"Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad," Destiny and Lamar Odom Jr. said in the statement to ET. "We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers."

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Destiny and Lamar Jr. were accompanied by their mother, Lamar's ex-girlfriend Liza Morales and their aunt to be by their father's bedside at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Odom’s ex Khloe Kardashian has remained by his side, while Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have lent their support, but have since left Las Vegas.

Odom's father, Joe, his aunt, JaNean, and his former Laker teammate, Kobe Bryant, have also been spotted at the hospital.

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The 35-year-old NBA champ was placed in a medically-induced coma after being found unresponsive at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada on Tuesday. Odom is believed to have been at the brothel for a four-day stretch, staying in the establishment's High Roller Suite, which starts at $10K per night.