Relax, everybody! Lamar Odom’s dad Joe Odom is not going to die.
Yesterday, it was reported that Khloe Kardashian’s NBA playin’ hubby skipped a big game to be by his father’s side. Today, Papa Odom himself is shooting down rumors of a fatal illness, saying he’s not “gravely ill,” just sick with the stomach flu. Whew!
Already feeling well enough to be out and about in L.A. yesterday, Joe Odom told TMZ how grateful he was his son was by his side – even though it wasn’t a life-or-death situation.
"[Wednesday] night [Lamar] stayed with me all night ... just kickin' it and whatnot ... but everything is good now I feel a lot better,” he says.
Sadly, Lamar – now a forward for the Dallas Mavericks – missed facing off against his old team, the L.A. Lakers. On the bright side, Joe and Lamar – who were on the outs for years over Joe’s heroin addiction – seem to be getting on better than ever.