Khloe Kardashian cancelled her large-scale book tour in the wake of husband Lamar Odom’s medical emergency, but last night she held an event at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles to sign copies of her book, “Strong Looks Better Naked.”
While at the event, she spoke with Extra‘s Terri Seymour and gave a detailed update on Lamar’s condition.
“He’s definitely doing better, which is awesome. Every day is better, he’s off of all machines that, he is alive on his own, and no machines are helping him, which is great, but he still has a lot of physical and cognitive therapy to go through, so it’s a long road for him. It’s gonna be a long long time. Every day is different — some days he’s really strong, and some days he’s weaker than the day before ’cause it’s mentally draining, I’m sure, on him.”
As far as what’s next for Lamar, Khloe continued:
“He will try to learn how to walk… so that is first… When he can support himself on his own, or physically try to walk better on his own or at least with an assistance, with, like, a walker, then he will probably leave the hospital and do a lot of cognitive and mental strengthening.”
Khloe also spoke about her self-help book, which includes stories about her weight-loss journey and relationship struggles, including those with Lamar. She admits that the timing of the book press is ‘awkward’ considering what’s happening with Lamar right now.
“It’s just awkward timing, but I definitely feel like the strongest that I’ve ever been and it was highly requested, people kept saying, ‘How did you get over a divorce?’ or, ‘How did you get through this or your father’s death?’ — so many obstacles that I have been through that have been public — and, ‘How did you do it and still always be so positive?’ and of course the weight loss. It’s not just about the weight for me, it was so much mentally and spiritually that I feel so much stronger which gave me the strength to lose weight and to keep it off, ’cause it’s also superficial if it’s just about the weight. I was an emotional eater, I did that to cope with certain things and I think being stronger mentally makes you not want to do self-destructive things. I just felt like it was the right time because that’s what I was really going through in my life.”
Watch Khloé’s interview below.