Updated 09:21 AM EDT, Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Lamar Odom Takes First Steps After Hospitalization [Details]

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The struggling recovery process of basketball player Lamar Odom has made a great development recently, with him finally walking without an assistance of a walker.

TMZ revealed that Odom finally disposed of his walker and walked on his own, making three huge steps. Previously, the player had not been able to walk step by step without assistance since his alcohol and drug overdose in Las Vegas this past October.

According to a US Weekly source, Odom is also improving by the day. "He gets better a little bit every day. He took a few steps without the walker. It's very slow and he's supposed to go to the rehab any day now," the source noted.

It was also revealed in the TMZ report that the basketball star was able to use his hand to put on his hood during a visit with his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian. During the past month, Odom only had limited motion of his hands.

The same report noted that his brain function is also showing positive signs of improvement, as he was able to recognize staff at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

NBC News earlier said that Odom suffered brain damage, requiring him to be supported by a ventilator during his stay at a Las Vegas hotel after he was found unconscious in a brothel.

 A medical personnel reportedly said that he had "multiple drugs in his system."

According to TMZ, the NBA player took 10 Reload pills, known for its sexual enhancement effects, for three days.

The FDA warned that the pill contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, which could react when taken with other prescription drugs and "may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels."

Meanwhile, CNN reported that Odom also used cocaine, as per County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly.

Because of his improving condition, CBS Sports said that he could be transferred to a rehabilitation facility in the weeks to come, where he is expected to continue his positive developments.

In a recent interview with Today, Kardashian claimed that it would take some time before her estranged husband fully recovers from his current state.

"He's OK. Every day is different. The good thing is he's off of medical machines that will keep him alive. He's learning how to walk again, and [continuing] cognitive therapy and speech therapy. They think, like, within a year and a half to two years, he might, you know -- mentally -- be fully recovered, but they don't know," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star explained.

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