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.

PHOTOS: Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

“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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