In October 2015, former NBA player Lamar Odom was hospitalized after a near-lethal overdose. He was in a coma for four days following the incident.
At the time of his overdose, Odom was still legally married to his now-ex-wife, Khloé Kardashian. In a sneak peek at the upcoming “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” 10th anniversary special, the family revealed they believed Odom had died from his overdose before learning the truth.
Kendall Jenner is seen revealing the hardest moment in her years of filming, and she immediately brought up Odom’s overdose, saying she received the news from sister Kim on an airline flight:
“It had said Lamar passed away. And I immediately started sobbing on the plane. Then I got the next text came through, saying, ‘Actually he’s okay, he’s alive but he’s not doing well.’ So that’s why I was so upset, because I wanted to be there to be able to say goodbye.”
Why did Kim say Odom was dead? Because an unnamed individual went through the effort to create a fake account and spread the falsity to his loved ones. Khloé said:
“They said he died. Someone faked it.”
Kim continued, explaining:
“Someone made a fake account and emailed me with the wrong information.”
And Khloé was absolutely hysterical, revealing that upon hearing Odom was dead, she “was screaming.” She continued, saying:
“To think and to go through the motions as if someone has passed away is the most traumatic thing to do and then to know they’re really alive, it was too many emotions, I think, for any of us to handle.”
According to People magazine, Odom’s near-death experience led to Khloé calling off their impending split in order to take care of his medical decisions, among other things.
However, in the spring of 2016, Khloé once again filed for legal separation, and the two were officially divorced in December of that year. No matter how much time goes by, however, it’s clear the trauma of momentarily believing her husband had died still haunts her to this day.