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Lamar Odom's memory problem

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Lamar Odom's memory problem

Lamar Odom's short-term memory "isn't good".

The basketball player is slowly recovering after suffering a near-fatal overdose in October and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian thinks spending time with her family is helping the sportsman.

She said: "His long-term memory is great. His short-term memory isn't so good, but I mean if I met someone earlier today I probably wouldn't remember either so I mean that's understandable. But he's great. He's hung out with Kourt's and Kim's kids. He loves family time.

"I think it makes him feel good to be around everyone too and to just be in a happy environment over obviously where he was."

As he improves, Lamar - who was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel - has been asking questions about what happened and has slowly been told about the seriousness of his condition, with Khloe's sister Kourtney Kardashian explaining he is now aware that he "had four hours to live".

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres airing today (25.01.16), Khloe - who was speaking via FaceTime while her sister was a guest on the talk show - said: "Every day he'll ask me, 'So what happened to me?'

"Like today specifically, he was like, 'How many tubes did I have in me again?' And I'm like 'I don't know what's too serious to tell you', but I'm honest.

"I'm like, 'Well just a lot, I didn't count, I don't know.'

"But it's good that he wants to know these answers. Before he didn't want to know he wasn't ready to know.

"So it's great that he's at the point that he's ready to know everything happened."