Lamar Odom Had 12 Strokes & 6 Heart Attacks While In A Coma

Lamar Odom feels lucky to be alive after he suffered 12 strokes and six heart attacks following his drug overdose in 2015. “All my doctors that see me say I’m a walking miracle,” the retired NBA star and ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian told Kevin Hart for the comedian’s “Cold as Balls” web series on LaughOutLoud.com.

Here's how it happened, per Yahoo Sports:

During their chat, Hart asked Odom — now 38 years old and attempting to rebuild his life after the October 2015 incident in which he was found unconscious with cocaine in his system at a brothel in Pahrump, Nevada — whether he was “fully over the addiction” troubles that had reportedly plagued him for years prior to his fateful stay at the Bunny Ranch. Odom, who earlier this year announced that he was entering the cannabis business, said that he had, and that having gotten clean made him feel “great, every day [he’s] alive.” 

Then this exchange happened:

Odom: It’s a good day to be alive, considering the alternative. 

Hart: 100 percent. Do you now realize how close to death you were? 

Odom: 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 a coma. 

Hart: …. God damn.

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