He's free! After three long months, former NBA star Lamar Odom has been released from an LA hospital and moved to a rehab facility, his aunt said in a statement released to ABC News and other outlets.
JaNean Mercer, Lamar's aunt on his mom's side of the family, said the 36-year-old basketball player made his "transition to the next stage of his miraculous recovery at a new facility."
"Lamar continues to make remarkable strides, and we are asking that you continue to respect our privacy," Mercer said in the statement issued Friday. "We THANK ALL OF YOU GREATLY, your support has been paramount in helping to uplift us during these past few difficult months."
Lamar Odom. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
As In Touch Weekly previously reported, Odom was ready to be moved to rehab this week, but his aunt and family spokeswoman Alvina Alston confirmed the news Friday, saying he got out of Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA and settled into his new digs "earlier this week." Us Weekly reported that the move happened on Wednesday.
Odom was found unconscious in October after a massive drug overdose at a Nevada brothel nearly killed him. His recovery has been slow and painful, but he's recently showed signs of improvement, and is now able to take steps without the help of a walker.
His estranged wife, Khloé Kardashian, has been by his side during much of his ordeal, making many medical decisions on his behalf. The pair split two years ago and Kardashian, 31, filed for divorce, but halted proceedings after Lamar's brush with death.
Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Lamar spent Christmas with his two kids, Lamar Jr., 13, and Destiny, 17, in his hospital room. His son posted the first pic of his dad since the overdose.
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Lamar Odom with kids Lamar Jr. and Destiny in the first photo of the star since his drug overdose. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Khloé opened up about the ordeal in November, saying that doctors initially told her Odom probably wouldn't survive.
"They told me that he had four hours," she said on the Today show.
We continue to wish Lamar all the best for a full recovery!
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