Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom celebrated his 36th birthday inside a Los Angeles hospital on Friday. In this file photo, then Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom and his wife, television personality Khloe Kardashian sit courtside as they attend the 2011 BBVA All-Star Celebrity basketball game as a part of the NBA All-Star basketball weekend in Los Angeles, in February 18, 2011. Reuters

Is there tension between Lamar Odom’s immediate family and the Kardashians? This appears to be the case in a recent interview in which Lamar’s father, Joe Odom, claims that Khloe is keeping him from seeing his son, as he continues his recovery in Los Angeles.

TMZ cameras caught up with Joe outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The older Odom claims that he had tried to see his son, but he was turned away because he wasn’t on the visitors list.

“I’m upset because this is the second time I came to see my son, and they won’t let me see my son,” said Joe, as the camera followed him outside of the hospital. With Khloe still married to Lamar, she is directly responsible for making decisions in relation to his medical condition. Joe is convinced that there is some form of “sabotage” going on and that he’s being portrayed as some kind of a “villain.”

Lamar was moved to Los Angeles last week after receiving treatment in a Las Vegas hospital since being found unconscious in the Love Ranch South in Nevada on Oct. 13. According to Joe, he is certain that his son wants to see him because they had been spending a lot of time hanging out in the days leading up to his medical emergency.

Joe was seen in previous episodes of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Khloe and Lamar,” which were filmed during the time that Lamar and Khloe’s marriage was intact. While Khloe often tried to reach out to Joe, Lamar frequently had issues with him and once even asked Khloe to uninvite him to one of his basketball games. This time, Joe believes that Khloe is the one who's keeping him out of the visitors list.

Lamar is currently still recovering from multiple complications brought about by an apparent drug overdose, scwhich allegedly involves cocaine and a herbal form of the sex-enhancement drug Viagra. The couple have called off their divorce, but Khloe has reportedly declared that she would leave if he returns to drugs.

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