*Khloe Kardashian paid a visit to “Ellen” to discuss her new book, but she also took time to update everyone on the condition of her soon-to-be-ex-husband Lamar Odom. The NBA star continues to recover in a Los Angeles hospital after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.
The bombshell revelation is that Lamar still has no idea what put him in the hospital. Khloe said the drug binge that preceded his coma has never been discussed with him.
“We tell him that he had a brain injury, but we can’t tell him how that brain injury was caused, because that will set him back,” she explained. “He never asks why he’s here. He doesn’t ask. He’s really confused a lot — sometimes he knows who the president is and his birthday, and sometimes he thinks he’s 26, and I say, ‘I bet you wish you were 26, so do I!’”
Khloe added, “He’s off of all the machines that help his organs, but still, he has such a long way to go. He’s learning how to walk again and feed himself and put sentences together … it’s a long, long road ahead.”
The reality star, whose new book is called Strong Looks Better Naked, also opened up about the couple’s decision to ask a judge to dismiss their divorce. While Kardashian has said the she has no plans to get back together with the former NBA player, she told DeGeneres that putting the brakes on their divorce was the right thing to do.
“Well, I’m there helping him, and I love him and I’ve always loved him. And that will never change. I just feel like it’s a really insensitive thing to fast-forward a divorce,” she said, while also acknowledging that it was a complicated decision given that the couple split in 2013.
Kardashian also went on to address how her boyfriend James Harden is dealing with everything, noting that it’s a “very unique situation, to say the least” and attempting to joke about being a polygamist.
“Yeah he’s fine with it. I mean we have to communicate a lot. And he’s really supportive and great,” she explained. “I think the press and everything … they make it more complicated. I think inside our circle we know exactly what’s going on and I feel sometimes it’s crazy that I — yes, we live so much of our life in public — but that I have to explain every step, when that’s kind of frustrating.”
Khloe’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres will air on Nov. 16.
Watch an excerpt below: