Lamar Odom Has Been Hospitalized in Las Vegas
Late last night, word broke that Lamar Odom, ex-husband to Khloe Kardashian, was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel and taken to the hospital where his condition is critical. According to TMZ, Lamar had been partying at the brothel for days alone, with no friends or entourage, when “a woman went into Odom's room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious. We're told the woman began screaming for the manager — who called 911.The manager rolled Lamar over on his side and saw ‘mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth.' An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him … an indication he could not breathe on his own.”
The story is still in development this morning, but it's been reported that Khloe, along with sister Kim and mom Kris, have made it to Las Vegas to be by Lamar's side. As of 11:00pm PST, Lamar was “in a coma and his heart is failing … our source says he is having serious problems with his kidneys and lungs as well. Khloe Kardashian is currently by his side.” The site is also reporting that former Lakers teammate and friend Kobe Bryant rushed to be by Lamar's side.
Lamar has famously had a downward spiral with addiction after the ending of his marriage to Khloe, and Khloe has said he struggled throughout their marriage. This story is all sorts of sad. No matter what any of us think of the Kardashian empire, Lamar is only 35 years old, with two children, and tons of people that love him. He is also an enormously talented basketball player, having won numerous awards during his tenure with the Lakers and other teams.
We're keeping Lamar in our prayers today, as well as his children, family, and friends.
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