Dr. Phil thinks “now is not the time to be judging” Lamar Odom, advising his family and friends to offer a message of understanding and love.
“This is not a time to be judging how he got there or any of those circumstances,” Dr. Phil told reporters at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards on Tuesday.
“This is a time to be focused on getting a complete physical recovery, physiological recovery… He’ll take that momentum of getting through that acute crisis — take that momentum into every area of his life with that,” he said.
He added that it’s crucial for Odom’s supporters to rally around him: “I truly hope that he gets through this acute crisis right now… and I hope that everybody around him — friends and family — focus on that recovery right now.”
Phil advised Odom’s wife Khloe Kardashian to tell Odom, “You are loved… I’m behind you a 100 percent,” adding that the last thing he needs is “any kind of message of judgement or criticism.”
Odom and Kardashian called off their divorce in the wake of his hospitalization after he was found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel. He’s currently receiving medical care in Los Angeles after he was released from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and transported to California on Monday.