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Lamar Odom 'gradually flourishing'

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Lamar Odom 'gradually flourishing'

Lamar Odom is "beginning to gradually flourish".

The 35-year-old basketball star collapsed in a Nevada brothel following a drugs and alcohol binge last week but his aunt JaNean Mercer has revealed that Lamar is making remarkable progress after regaining consciousness and being transferred to a Los Angeles medical facility.

She told PEOPLE: "To our overwhelming delight, Lamar's courageous improvement continues on the incline in Los Angeles. He is beginning to gradually flourish both mentally and physically. His use of speech has increased and he's more cognitively responsive. His medical team has executed an aggressive therapy regimen to aid in his progress."

And after it was revealed that Lamar and Khloe Kardashian, 31, have called off their divorce, JaNean insisted they will "love whomever Lamar loves".

She said: "As a family, we will remain united in our love and devotion to Lamar's health and well being. Again, that is our NUMBER ONE priority. In SINCERELY loving Lamar, we truly love and respect whomever he loves. We always have and will continue to do so. Together as a team, we will support and encourage him always."