Lamar Odom, ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian and former NBA basketball star, was rushed Tuesday to a Las Vegas emergency room after he was discovered unresponsive in a brothel in Nevada, officials are reporting.
Lamar Odom Overdose
What happened to Odom?
Lamar Odom, who was the winner of two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 when he was with the Lakers, played his last NBA game in 2013. He later became famous for his marriage to Khloé Kardashian and his appearance on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,”making him an instant reality star.
This incident has revealed that Odom was supposedly taking a lot of “herbal Viagra.” As told by the brothel’s owner, Dennis Hof. Odom also drank part of a bottle of cognac prior to being found unconscious. Hof, who also is the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, which has become famous for its appearance on the hit HBO series, “Cathouse,” called 911 for help.
“We called 911, and the 911 told my staff what to do: turn him over on his left side,” Hof stated. “There was this terrible foaming stuff coming out of him. He was throwing up, a little bit of blood.”
Even more frightening is what the paramedics told the brothel owner about Odom’s situation, “[Paramedics] told us it wasn’t looking good, he might not make it.”
People who were hanging out with Odom
As well as the brothel owner, initially claimed that they didn’t see him use any illegal drugs during their time with him. Whether or not there were drugs seen with Odom over the weekend, he had been battling for years with drug abuse and it has now been revealed that drugs were found in his system.
A source at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, revealed that “drugs were found in his (Odom’s) system.” And the medical staff is treating this situation as an “overdose.” Lamar has experienced a “loss of oxygen but also possible stroke.”
“So likely there’s brain damage, but they’re not sure how much,” the source adds. “Virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system.”
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Odom Is No Stranger To Tragedy
Odom has seemed to experience one tragic event after another in his lifetime. When he was a young boy, his mother died of cancer and he was also estranged from his father, who had long been addicted to drugs. He was suspended during the 2000-2001 season for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. This was the second time in an eight month span.
In 2010-2011 season, Odom’s close cousin died, and then Odom was the passenger in a car accident resulting in the death of a pedestrian. Odom also went to court for drunk driving charges just prior to his divorce with Khloé Kardashian. More recently, his best friend, Jamie Sangouthai, passed away after contracting a flesh-eating bacterium from a dirty needle during his drug addiction.
Update On Lamar Odom Overdose
Wednesday 10/14/2015: As of now, Lamar is reported to still be in a coma with the support of machines. TMZ revealed that his heart is failing and he is experiencing difficulty with the functions of his kidneys and lungs. Currently, Khloé Kardashian is by his side as Lamar Odom fights for his life. The divorce was never finalized so the decision of Odom’s life may be resting in Khloé’s hands.
Friday 10/16/2015: Lamar Odom has opened his eyes this morning. A source tells USA TODAY Sports. It appears that Odom was opening his eyes in reaction to hearing voices and/or other noises around him. The Kardashian’s have also pulled out of the spotlight in order to be there for Odom as he continues to fight for his life.
Monday 10/19/2015: Reports are coming out that Odom’s condition is improving. His breathing, vision, and ability to speak are also showing improvement. He has already started physical therapy and will be attempting to walk soon. A source reveals to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Wednesday 10/21/2015: Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom have both decided to stay married after Odom’s drug overdose. Odom is still recovering. Khloé posted on her website yesterday that Odom has made “incredible strides”. And while also thanking the Las Vegas hospital and staff for their work.
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