Lamar Odom 'Beginning To Flourish... Mentally & Physically'

Lamar Odom's recovery continues to take positive steps, according to his family.

In a new statement to Access Hollywood, Lamar's aunt JaNean Mercer said the former NBA star's condition is improving.

"To our overwhelming delight, Lamar's courageous improvement continues on the incline in Los Angeles. He is beginning to gradually flourish both mentally and physically," Mercer's statement said. "His use of speech has increased and he's more cognitively responsive. His medical team has executed an aggressive therapy regimen to aid in his progress.

"As a family, we will remain united in our love and devotion to Lamar's health and well being. Again, that is our NUMBER ONE priority," the statement continued.

Mercer's statement also addressed the news that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar have put their divorce on hold.

"In SINCERELY loving Lamar, we truly love and respect whomever he loves. We always have and will continue to do so. Together as a team, we will support and encourage him always," she concluded.

Earlier this week, Lamar was transferred from a Nevada hospital to a Los Angeles-area hospital to continue his recovery after being found unresponsive at a legal brothel in Nevada.

-- Eric Anderson

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