The Latest on Lamar Odom's Condition
Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday, and since then, there have been non-stop reports about his condition and the possible causes for his hospitalisation. Fortunately, Lamar has woken up and is reportedly breathing on his own now. Below, take a look at what we actually know as the story continues to develop, and then check out four things you might not have known about the athlete.
- Tuesday, Oct. 13:
TMZ reported that Lamar was found unconscious at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada. Lamar had reportedly arrived at the Ranch over the weekend and "was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra." He was found unconscious in a VIP room around 3 p.m. PDT. The manager of the brothel told TMZ he saw a "mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth."
Once an ambulance arrived, Lamar was taken to Desert View Hospital. Medical personnel attempted to move Lamar to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas by helicopter, but at six feet, 10 inches, he was too large for the aircraft and had to be transported by ambulance. Kylie Jenner, who was in the middle of her live stream around 6 p.m. PDT, abruptly ended the show once news of Lamar's condition surfaced.
Had to end my live stream. I love you guys.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) October 14, 2015
That night, reports emerged that Khloé Kardashian, who was in a relationship with Lamar from 2009 to 2013, rushed to Las Vegas to be by Lamar's side. He also received a visit from his former NBA teammate Kobe Bryant, who left a pre-season game to make the trip.
- Wednesday, Oct. 14: According to People, both Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner are at the hospital to support Khloé. In the morning, Kendall Jenner tweeted her thoughts for Lamar.
please don't go.
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) October 14, 2015
People reported that Lamar has "had a couple of strokes" since he was originally found unconscious and that doctors revealed that "cocaine and opiates" were found in Lamar's system. Further evidence of drug use was reportedly seen by witnesses at the hospital and Us Weekly revealed that "a significant amount of cocaine was found in his system."
People also reported that Lamar and Khloé are still legally married. Despite both signing divorce papers back in July, a judgement has not yet been entered into court to make things official. Legally this means that Khloé is still responsible for making medical decisions while Lamar is in a coma.
Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to press after visiting Lamar at Sunrise Hospital, where Khloé was by his bedside. He revealed that Lamar is on life support and that "there is some responsiveness now." The Kardashian family was reported to be saying their goodbyes to Lamar as he remains in a coma.
According to a source, "Khloé is making decisions for him" since the two are still officially married and Lamar "never signed a living will." Kris Jenner posted a photo of Lamar on Instagram, writing, "Please pray for Lamar #ourfighter," while Rob Kardashian also shared a picture, adding, "Praying nonstop for my Brother."