<
>

Lamar Odom makes first public appearance, joins Kanye at event

play
Lamar Odom greeted with cheers at Kanye event (0:34)

In his first public appearance since being hospitalized in October, former NBA star Lamar Odom receives a warm welcome while walking into Madison Square Garden with Kanye West before West's Yeezy runway fashion show. (0:34)

NEW YORK -- Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show Thursday.

Odom's appearance marked the first time he'd attended a public event since he was hospitalized in critical condition in Las Vegas in October 2015 after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system.

Odom, who is estranged from Khloe Kardashian, had been moved from a Los Angeles hospital to a private facility in January.

As West walked Odom to his seat with the Kardashian and Jenner families, the crowd at Madison Square Garden for West's Yeezy runway show cheered and shouted Odom's name.

Sources told TMZ Sports that West helped Odom during his recovery, often showing up at the hospital and playing rough cuts of his new music. Odom was able to gauge his improvement in part based on how well he remembered the lyrics.

Odom, according to the website, felt it was important to repay West by traveling to his event and showing how much he "loves and supports" him.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.