On the May 8 episode of the E! reality TV series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim Kardashian said her husband Kanye West's music helped save Lamar Odom's life.
Odom, who is the estranged husband of Kim's sister, Khloe Kardashian, was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel in 2015, and he was later transported to a hospital in Los Angeles, notes Rolling Stone. West visited Odom in the hospital and rapped to him, but no video was filmed in the medical facility.
"There was a moment when Lamar couldn't really express himself and he couldn't really talk, but he could hear what we were saying to him," Kim said. "Kanye really felt we can cure him through music, like we can get him to talk. He would go to the hospital and he would rap and sing, and I think Lamar started to get his function back and started to talk once he started to listen to a lot of music."
Kim recalled that Odom told her: "Kanye's music helped me so much. That's when I realized I could start thinking again and things were coming back to me and I could start articulating it."
"He's always like that," Khloe said. "He's like, 'Kanye saved me.'"
"To get to a hospital and hear someone has four hours to live is horrible," Khloe added, notes the New York Daily News. "Lamar wasn’t able to walk, he had no facial recognition, he didn’t know people’s names."
Kris Jenner, Khloe and Kim's mom, tried to encourage Odom and her daughter to stay married by showing the former NBA basketball player pictures of Melanie Griffith, who married Don Johnson twice. However, Jenner didn't mention that the star couple also divorced twice.
"If you’re lucky that could be you Lamar," Jenner, who is twice divorced herself, told Odom.
Odom and Khloe signed divorce papers in 2015, but the divorce was put off after Odom's hospitalization.
“We're definitely getting out of this marriage because it's been a little tainted," Khloe told Jenner. "We need to cut our ties and we can figure it back out."
"Agreed," Odom said.