Lamar has opened his eyes and has spoken for the first time since he was found unconscious last Tuesday.
The 35 year old former LA Lakers star, and estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian awoke from an induced coma, moments after she whispered in his ear,"You know I love you."
Odom was found unresponsive by two prostitutes in a Nevada brothel, where he had been on a 3-day bender of alcohol and drugs.
The local fire department responded to a 911 call and paramedics said that they found Odom with liquid coming out of his mouth and nose when they arrived, and several women said they saw him taking “a herbal substitute for Viagra.”
Friends and family of the star claim that Khloe has been keeping vigil by Lamar's hospital bedside. It is reported that, moments before he awoke from his induced coma, Khloe had intimately whispered to him, moments later he responded by nodding his head, before opening his eyes and saying to Khloe, "Hey baby".
Visitors have included Lamar's ex wife Liza Morales, 36, and their two children - Destiny, 17, and Lamar Junior, 13, who allegedly Khloe flew out from their home in New York to the Las Vegas hospital.
Sources claim that when Odom arrived at the brothel days earlier he appeared sombre and very emotional, and that during his stay was fixated on Khloe, showing photos of her to staff.
It remains unclear whether or not Odom engaged in any sexual activity with the prostitutes during his stay in the luxury suite, but sources have revealed that doctors found 'virtually every drug imaginable' in the 35-year-old's system and gave a bleak prognosis of a 50/50 chance of survival and the likelihood of brain damage if Lamar were to survive.
This comes months after Odom's bestfriend Jamie Sangouthai, 37, died on 14 June, as a result of a bacterial infection due to the use of dirty needles during injecting illicit drugs.
Lamar was raised by his grandmother, after the death of his mother at 11. His father has been absent for much of his life due to a lengthy drug addiction.
According to his former LA Lakers coach, Lamar's downward spiral began when he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, which is said to have ‘crushed him’ and that’s when ‘everything went bad’ for the NBA star, he says.
Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar in 2013 amidst infidelity and drug addiction rumours. According to TMZ she is making medical decisions for Lamar, even though the two signed divorce papers in July as they have not yet been processed and are therefore still legally married.
Since their split, Khloe Kardashian has been rumoured to have dated American rapper French Montana and more recently James Harden who plays for the Houston Rockets.