There he is! Lamar Odom made his first official appearance after his hospitalization last fall, joining his estranged wife, Khloé Kardashian, and other Kardashian-Jenner family members at Kanye West‘s Yeezy Season 3 Fashion Week show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Thursday, February 11.
Us Weekly entertainment director Ian Drew, who was inside MSG at the time, said the entire arena erupted in cheers as West walked Odom to his seat. The former NBA star trailed the other Kardashian family members in a military-style bomber jacket and black beanie, and took his place between Khloé and Kendall Jenner.
As West unveiled the tracks from his upcoming album, T.L.O.P., Odom was clearly enjoying himself and nodding along to the rapper’s work. At one point, Kourtney Kardashian, who was seated to Kendall’s left, put her hands on Odom’s shoulders and sang along with the two. Throughout the entire spectacle, Odom had a wide smile on his face.
Us Weekly exclusively confirmed on Wednesday, February 10, that Odom was taking an NYC-bound flight with Khloé to make his big debut. That night, he was snapped boarding a private plane with his ex, and looked resilient as he made his way to the aircraft. This marks Odom’s first event appearance since he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel last October and was subsequently hospitalized.
Odom’s recovery has been nothing short of miraculous: The former L.A. Laker was found unconscious at the Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada, and was rushed to the hospital with a dire prognosis. He remained in a coma for nearly 72 hours before he finally opened his eyes. During that time, his still-legally-bound spouse, Khloé, called off their divorce in order to continue making difficult medical decisions on his behalf.
While Odom’s full recovery will take time, he has the steadfast support of Khloé, Kris Jenner and other family members — including Kim Kardashian and West.
West revealed during the family’s Thanksgiving 2015 dinner that he and Kim previewed his upcoming album, now named T.L.O.P., to Odom earlier that day. “I’m thankful that Lamar loved my album,” West proudly told the table at the time, while his wife added: “We did visit Lamar today, and we played him the new album. And then when I was done I said, ‘Did you like the music?’ and he said, ‘Loved it.’ “