Lamar Odom Undergoes Surgery, Remains in a "Very Fragile State"

The 35-year-old athlete isn't out of the woods yet.

Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian
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Days after he and estranged wife Khloé Kardashian tossed their divorce case in favor of staying married, Lamar Odom has taken a turn for the worse and undergone (possibly life-saving) surgery Thursday afternoon, People reports.

"Lamar is in a very fragile state," said a source, who also revealed the operation could be connected to his pneumonia. "The infection, that is being aggressively treated with strong intravenous antibiotics, is unfortunately not getting better. There are many concerns about his health."

TMZ broke the news, claiming that the 35-year-old athlete required "two emergency surgeries." Stay tuned for updates.

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