Lamar Odom Continues 'Miraculous' Recovery, Takes 'a Few Steps' After Arriving in Los Angeles

by Antoinette Bueno 8:10 AM PDT, October 20, 2015
Playing Lamar Odom Continues 'Miraculous' Recovery, Takes 'a Few Steps' After Arriving in Los Angeles

Lamar Odom is continuing to make stunning progress.

The 35-year-old basketball star has been able to "take a few steps," according to Lamar's aunt, JaNean Mercer. The news comes after Odom was moved from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas to Los Angeles to continue recovery on Monday.

"As Lamar begins a new chapter in his road to recovery, PLEASE continue to uplift him and the family in prayer," the family said in a statement to ET on Tuesday. "He continues to make miraculous progress, taking a few steps in Los Angeles. We couldn't be more overjoyed! We realize Lamar's continued improvement will not be easy, however his unrelenting strength and faith in GOD will pull him through."

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"On behalf of JaNean Mercer and the entire Odom family, we would like to send a tremendous THANK YOU to the illustrious medical team at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas," the statement continues. "Your superb, round-the-clock care gave us the comfort and assurances we desperately needed to know Lamar would persevere.’”

"To everyone from across the nation and around the world who continued to send your love and prayers, we THANK YOU sincerely."

Lamar's children, Destiny and Lamar Jr., are currently on their way to be with him in L.A., a source tells ET. His father, Joe, is already in L.A., where he is based. A source told ET on Monday that Lamar was being transported via helicopter from Sunrise Hospital to a private jet, which would then take him to L.A. Previously, the transfer was contingent upon whether Lamar's condition was stable enough to make the trek.

While the move is definitely a good sign, Lamar is still continuing to receive dialysis treatment, after experiencing kidney failure. He has gotten out of bed and has sat in a chair, though "not for a long time," a source tells ET. "He is still very weak and it will take a long time to recover fully," the source adds.

Drug rehab has also not been discussed. "No one has mentioned drug rehab yet. Everyone is just focusing on getting his health on track and getting his organs stronger," the source says.

Lamar is no stranger to L.A. Most notably, the NBA star won two NBA championships playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010. His relocation will also make visits easier for his ex, Khloe Kardashian, and the rest of the Jenner-Kardashian family, who have been by his side throughout his hospitalization and are all based in L.A.

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Watch the video below for the latest on Lamar's condition.