What’s everyone getting so worked up about? Khloé Kardashian admits to Lamar Odom that she has a “ton of anxiety” about appearing with him in public for the first time since his release from the hospital in a clip from the Sunday, May 8, episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
“How was therapy today?” the former Kocktails With Khloé host, 31, asks Odom, 36, as the two sit aboard a plane bound for New York City.
“Good,” he replies nonchalantly as he looks up briefly before turning his attention back to his phone.
“You’re just chillin’, right? You don’t have anxiety. Only I do, great,” Kardashian replies, clearly trying to spark a conversation.
In a confessional, the concerned reality star explains why she’s worried about her estranged husband’s first public appearance since he was hospitalized in October after being found unconscious at a legal Nevada brothel.
“I’ve decided to go to New York with Lamar because I think this is something he truly wants to do, and at the end of the day I want Lamar to be happy. I still feel a ton of anxiety and pressure, but if this makes him happy and I can keep him safe, then that’s a match made in heaven.”
The NBA star made his return to the spotlight at Kanye West’s Yeezy season 3 fashion week show at Madison Square Garden back in February, and West memorably escorted his pal into the stadium to the cheers and applause of the attendees.
“Kanye was really instrumental in Lamar’s getting better,” Kardashian admitted to Hollywood Today Live a week later. “He would come to the hospital and play his album for Lamar. And Lamar couldn’t speak at the time. And music is definitely a form of therapy.”
The pair have remained amicable since their split, and a source close to the Kardashian family told Us that Kardashian continues to be worried about Odom’s health and recovery.
“Khloé and the family are concerned Lamar could go back to his old ways,” the source said, adding, “Lamar refuses to listen to [Khloé]. He actually said, ‘Nothing will happen to me. Look how I survived this last one.’”
Watch the video above to see how the former couple’s conversation plays out. KUWTK airs Sundays on E! at 9 p.m. ET.