Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show on 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.
The former NBA star is a Queens native and had been a beloved member of the Los Angeles Lakers, winning two championships with the team and enjoying widespread fame as a reality TV star himself before his downward spiral, which included leaving pro basketball, a pending divorce with Kardashian and a DUI arrest.