Lamar Odom was hospitalized in 2015 after being found unconscious in a brothel after a long drug binge. The former NBA player has previously shared small details of the experience, opening up even more as a guest on Kevin Hart’s YouTube series, Cold as Balls.
While sitting in a tub of ice water, Odom reveals to Hart just how much stress his body was under while in recovery, saying is doctors consider it a miracle he made it.
“It’s a good day to be alive considering the alternative. Yeah, all my doctors that see me say I’m a walking miracle. I had 12 strokes and six heart attacks when I was in my coma.”
Check out the interview below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.