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Aunt: Lamar Odom out of coma, speaks

Lamar Odom might be out of the woods.

The 35-year-old TV personality reportedly woke up from a coma and was able to speak on Friday, a spokesperson for Odom's aunt, JaNean Mercer, told ET.

When his doctor asked how he was doing, Lamar gave a thumbs up and responded, "Good morning."

Earlier in the day, a source told ET that Lamar communicated "Yes" when asked if he wanted to see his children. It is unclear if he spoke or nodded.

The former NBA player also gave estranged wife Khloe Kardashian a thumbs up as he said, "Hey, baby" before falling back asleep, a source said.

Kardashian has been waiting by Odom's bedside in his Las Vegas hospital even though the two separated in 2013.

Odom has been at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas since Tuesday, when he was found unconscious at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Crystal, Nevada, where he allegedly spent $75,000 during a four-day stay.

Odom subsequently suffered a heart attack and organ failure, and was placed in a medically induced coma and on dialysis on Wednesday. But now, sources tell E! that Odom is no longer using a breathing tube and functioning.

Former Rhode Island basketball coach Jim Harrick told the Associated Press Odom was in "much improved" condition Friday.

Harrick said by phone from his Los Angeles home on Friday that he has been in contact with Kardashian, who told him that Odom is off dialysis and his "kidneys are all right."

Harrick says he plans to visit Odom at the hospital next week. He says Kardashian has been discouraging too many visitors because "it's like a circus."

Odom called Harrick a couple weeks ago, telling his former college coach that he was moving to Las Vegas.

"He had just worked out, he sounded upbeat," Harrick says. "I thought when I hung up that he was in a good place."

At the hospital, Odom was surrounded by his family, including his kids.

"Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad," his children Destiny and Lamar Odom Jr. said in the statement to ET. "We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers."

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