Khloé Kardashian Speaks Out on Lamar Odom's Recovery, New 'Kocktails' Talk Show

The reality TV star's new talk show is called "Kocktails WIth Khloé."

ByKatie Kindelan
January 13, 2016, 8:51 AM

— -- Khloé Kardashian said her estranged husband, former NBA player Lamar Odom, is “doing really well” after being hospitalized for a drug overdose but he has a “long journey” back to recovery.

"He’s doing great but, you know, it’s a long journey and it’s something that he’s working really hard on," the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star said today on "Good Morning America." “Every day is different. We take every day as it comes. I’ve learned not to really look into the future too much.”

Odom, 36, was rushed to a Nevada hospital last October after he was found unconscious at a legal brothel. The former Los Angeles Laker was moved to a Los Angeles medical facility once he was stabilized and was released from that facility earlier this month -- nearly four months after the overdose.

Kardashian, 31, remained by Odom’s side throughout the ordeal, even filing legal papers to delay their divorce. She said she is not thinking about their future as Odom continues to recover.

“I do believe that we’re soulmates but...that’s not even where my head is at,” Kardashian said. “I think people, they don’t understand the severity of everything.”

“It was really scary,” Kardashian said of rushing to Odom’s hospital bedside in Las Vegas last year. “I know when we got to the hospital in Vegas, we were told, you know, there’s only a few hours to live and we had to make some medical decisions."

“There were a lot of challenges but he’s a fighter and, obviously, he’s here now and he’s out of the hospital,” she added. “It’s all about his health and my happiness and his happiness and right now those are two individual things.”

Kardashian told Howard Stern, in an interview on his SiriusXM show today, that Odom regressed when he was moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles nearly one week after being found at the Nevada brothel.

“When he first woke up out of his coma, he was way more aware,” Kardashian said. “He then regressed. Once he transferred to LA, he regressed greatly where he stopped talking completely and everything. Very scary. But when he first woke up, he was like, ‘Hi!’ almost like he woke up from a nap. It was so bizarre at first.”

Kardashian also revealed to Stern that she has worked to keep Odom “in a bubble” during his recovering, recounting an incident when she walked in and found Odom Googling himself on his iPad and took it away from him.

“I have to remember he has no idea what people know,” Kardashian told Stern. “He doesn’t know if we only found him and this is private.”

Kardashian was faced with another health scare over the holidays when her younger brother, 28-year-old Rob Kardashian, was diagnosed with diabetes.

Kardashian said the diagnosis has helped Rob, who has struggled with his weight and has recently lived largely out of the public eye, reevaluate his lifestyle.

“Everything happens for a reason so that health scare, if that’s going to make him, like shake him up a little bit and let’s jumpstart his health journey, then great, I’m right here for him,” she said. “He’s taking it seriously. Yeah, we’re only like 13 days into the New Year but that’s good enough for me."

After the two medical scares, Kardashian said she is “leaving all the hospital stuff in 2015” and focusing on making the New Year “good and positive.”

The “Strong Looks Better Naked” author has a new talk show, “Kocktails With Khloé," that debuts Wednesday, Jan. 20, on the FIY network.

“It’s very me,” Kardashian said of the one-hour show. “Sit around, have a cocktail, let’s let our guards down a little bit.”

“I don’t want it to be so structured of an interview, just hanging out, having some cocktails, some food here and there and a lot of games,” she said. “I like to play games when I’m at my house with my friends and family but having like drunken games, if you will, is that much more fun, so why not?”

Kardashian said the still-to-be-released guest list for her talk show will include a mix of “pop culture people,” musicians and comedians. Her famous family members, whose every moves are documented on E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” will not be permanent fixtures on her new show.

“There’s another show for that so I wanted to sprinkle them throughout,” Kardashian said.

Kardashian also revealed that the family's newest member, Saint West, the newborn son of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, is doing well and bonding with his older sister, North West.

"North is obsessed with him, so that's good," Kardashian said of her 2-year-old niece. "North will say, 'My name is Saint,' like she wants her name to be Saint now too."

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