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Lamar Odom reportedly takes first unassisted steps since hospitalization

Lamar Odom, shown in 2012 with Khloe Kardashian, has reportedly taken his first steps without assistance since his October overdose.

Lamar Odom, shown in 2012 with Khloe Kardashian, has reportedly taken his first steps without assistance since his October overdose.

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Lamar Odom’s journey back to health is moving slowly forward, according to reports out over the weekend.

Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband took a few steps without a walker -- three, to be exact -- TMZ reported Sunday. That’s a big first in a medical saga that started Oct. 13, when Odom, 36, was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel after apparently overdosing on a mix of herbal sexual stimulants, cocaine and alcohol.

The website also said Odom’s cognitive functions were slowly returning, and well as some ability to move his hands and arms over his head.

“He gets better a little bit every day,” a source told Us Weekly on Sunday. “He took a few steps without the walker. It’s very slow and he’s supposed to go to the rehab any day now.”

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Kardashian had the 6-foot-10 basketball player moved from a Las Vegas hospital to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Oct. 19.

On Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Khloe Kardashian referred to Odom as her “soulmate,” despite their split. Of course, the episode was shot in St. Barths in August, well before Odom’s OD, while Khloe was in the middle of drama with him after he reportedly ambushed her outside a gym and then got her new phone number from mom Kris Jenner after Khloe had changed it intentionally to cut him off.

“Everything Lamar is saying is true. I do love Lamar,” Khloe said in the episode. “But Lamar is all talk and no action. For two years I’ve wanted Lamar to try. For two years I’ve wanted Lamar to show me some effort. But nothing ever changes. It definitely makes me sad because I still believe he is my soulmate. But right now I have to do what’s best for me.”

The youngest of the three Kardashian sisters has said she’ll stick by Odom’s side as he recovers, but also said they’re not getting back together.

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