Lamar Odom Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization

PHOTO: Lamar Odom attends HBOs Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. PlayJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
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Lamar Odom has made a "milestone" step in his recovery.

The former NBA star attended Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show and album release party at Madison Square Garden in New York today with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, marking Odom's first public appearance since he was hospitalized after being found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada last October.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kris Jenner explained why Odom wanted to attend West's fashion show, and why this is such a major step in his recovery.

"Kanye invited him to come, and it's a big deal for him to be able to come," Jenner said. "I'm excited. For him to have this, you know, this is a milestone for him to be able to travel. So, baby steps. But this is a big one. This is a huge step for him."

Jenner revealed that Odom was particularly interested in traveling to New York to attend the fashion show because West had been "instrumental" in his recovery.

"I think it's a great thing for him to be with the family and come out and do something that we're all a part of, and he really wanted to support Kanye," Jenner said. "He really wanted to be here for him, because Kanye was very instrumental in part of his recovery."

"Kanye would go to the hospital and play him music and that's what he really, really responded to," she continued. "He was amazing. Lamar started rapping again before he could talk. Isn't that wild?"

Odom was released from the hospital last month, and Khloe recently revealed that he was walking and talking again, calling his recovery "literally a miracle."

Jenner stated that Khloe has also been an asset in Odom's recovery, saying that she "nursed him right back."

"Every one of my kids really, really amazed me at their strength and at the way they were so selfless about just dropping everything," Jenner said.