Lamar Odom’s Children Break Silence: “We Ask For Your Continued Prayers”
Lamar Odom’s children are breaking their silence and thanking fans for their support as he remains unconscious and unresponsive in a Las Vegas hospital.
In a statement released Thursday night, 17-year-old Destiny and 13-year-old Lamar Odom Jr. say, “Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad. We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Destiny and Lamar Jr. were flown to Las Vegas from New York by their estranged stepmother Khloe Kardashian on Wednesday. Their mother, Odom’s ex Liza Morales, also made the trip. The former couple also had a third child, Jayden, who tragically died from SIDS in 2006 at just 6 months old.
The statement is the first comment from Odom’s family since his medical emergency began at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. Earlier Thursday, Gossip Cop corrected a false HollywoodLife report that wrongly claimed Destiny had tweeted about her father. People, too, claimed Liza had used Twitter to comment, but as Gossip Cop noted, both accounts were fake, and they’ve since been deleted.
With Kardashian and Odom’s divorce not yet official, she is still considered his next of kin and has the power to make any and all medical decisions. Sadly, as more time passes without Odom showing any signs of improvement, the chance of any kind of meaningful recovery continues to drop. Kardashian and Odom are pictured above with his children at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.