*A medical helicopter transported Lamar Odom from Las Vegas to a Los Angeles hospital Monday night to continue his recovery a week after being found unconscious at Nevada’s Love Ranch brothel.
Odom was accompanied by his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, according to a statement from Alvina Alston, publicist for Odom’s aunt JaNean Mercer. They departed Vegas around 8 p.m. ET, and he was in a private room in a LA hospital later that night, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
The family statement thanked the hospital and Odom’s fans and said his father and his two children from a previous relationship are with him, along with Khloe.
“He continues to make miraculous progress, taking a few steps in Los Angeles,” the statement said.
According to ESPN, the helicopter for Monday night’s move was large enough to transport the 6-foot-10 Odom, who had to be transported to Las Vegas by ambulance last week because he was too tall for the helicopter from a regional hospital in Pahrump, Nevada, where the brothel is located.
Odom’s condition continues to improve, according to family and friends. He has been hospitalized since Tuesday, when he was found rushed from the Love Ranch to the hospital and put on life support. He’s been breathing on his own, without a tube, since Friday, according to sources. He also has been conversing with family and friends.
The 35-year-old former NBA standout has started physical therapy and will soon try to walk, sources told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Jim Harrick, Odom’s college coach at Rhode Island, told CNN that Odom has made progress.
“We’re more hopeful now,” Harrick said. “We’ve been on pins and needles for days.”