May 11th, 2016
Retired basketball player and reality TV star Lamar Odom has returned to Keeping Up With the Kardashians. It’s his first appearance on the show since he nearly died at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada.
Odom, who married Khloe Kardashian in 2009 following a very brief courtship, was found unconscious after several days of partying at the famous Nevada establishment last October. News reports indicated that he’d taken “10 doses” of a “viagra-like drug” and snorted cocaine. He apparently suffered strokes and brain damage. After spending several days in a coma, Odom woke up with memory loss.
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Odom’s wife Khloe Kardashian described his slow recovery. “He’s learning how to walk again and feed himself again and put sentences together,” she said.
Since the interview, Odom has made great strides and is now much closer to his former self. Although noticeably different, he is able to communicate. This week, Odom was featured in the latest episode of the show, filmed over the course of several months. It’s his first public appearance.
In the episode, Odom seems tired and reserved. At the end, he attends a New York Fashion show put on by Kanye West. Here’s hoping the producers of Keeping Up With the Kardashians have at least some shred of interest in not exploiting him too much.