lamar odom

According to a TMZ report, Lamar Odom, who is hospitalized under guard at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, suffered 12 strokes early on in his medical emergency.

The strokes have affected his motor skills, the report goes on to say.

The strokes were discovered after doctors performed a series of brain scans on the ex-NBA star. Although the strokes didn’t affect vital organs, they did have an impact on his ability to walk and talk.

Lamar’s medical team isn’t saying if the impairment is permanent. He’ll undergo months of physical therapy and doctors don’t know the extent to which his motor skills and speech will be restored.

But right now, the immediate issue is Odom’s kidneys. As one source put it, “His kidneys are shot.” He’s said to be undergoing 6 hours of dialysis a day, but the end game may well be a transplant.