According to ESPN, Lamar Odom is now conscious and breathing on his own, with the help of a mask. A source told the outlet that Odom no longer requires a breathing tube and has even spoken a few words, but he remains in critical condition.
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Odom has been hospitalized in Las Vegas since Tuesday when he was found unconscious in the Love Ranch brothel. The former NBA star reportedly had used cocaine and sexual performance enhancers in the days leading up to the incident. He was put on life support at the hospital with several organs failing. However, Odom reportedly responded well to kidney dialysis. He now remains sedated to monitor his organ function.
At this point, family, friends and fans are just hoping that Odom did not suffer significant brain (or other organ) damage.
Though he’s definitely not out of the woods yet, any slight indications of improvement are, of course, positive.