UPDATE: Lamar Odom arrived in Los Angeles on Monday night with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian after being transported via helicopter from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The NBA star will be receiving further treatment in L.A. after being found unconscious in Nevada last Tuesday.
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Lamar Odom has taken another step on the road to recovery. Less than a week after he was first admitted on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the former NBA star has been discharged from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas and is en route to L.A. for more treatment, Us Weekly can confirm. His estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, is traveling with him.
Odom, 35, has been showing slight signs of improvement ever since he came to on Friday, Oct. 16, but a source told Us he has a long battle ahead of him. Before he opened his eyes and spoke, he'd been unconscious for nearly three full days.
"He's still getting better little by little," the insider said earlier on Monday. "The doctors are starting to talk about plans for what happens when he gets out and that's how rehab came up, but he still has a ways to go."
To that end, Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, arranged for him to receive further care in L.A., in part "so they can all be closer to him," the source said. He was picked up by helicopter on Monday evening.
"It's all baby steps, very slow. Everything is going very slow," the insider added. "He's talking more. He's very slowly improving. It's going to be a struggle."
Fortunately, he won't have to face it alone. The Sixth Man of the Year winner has been surrounded by visitors — including his ex Liza Morales, their kids, Destiny and Lamar Jr., his ex-teammate Kobe Bryant, and Khloe's many siblings — ever since he was first hospitalized last week.
Khloe, in particular, has hardly left the athlete's side. Though the two split in 2013, they're not yet legally divorced, and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has never fully lost touch with her ex. (She revealed on a recent episode of the family's reality show that she checks in on him semi-regularly.)
"Khloe is committed to staying with him," the source told Us. "It's a slow process, but Khloe is there every step of the way…It's all been so draining and emotional."
E! News was first to report that Odom had been discharged.
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