Lamar Odom Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel

Lamar Odom
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UPDATED: Lamar Odom has been hospitalized after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a statement.

Odom fell into a coma on Tuesday night after his critical condition worsened, TMZ reports. His heart is reportedly failing, and he’s having problems with his kidneys and lungs. Ex-wife Khloé Kardashian has been by his since since Tuesday at 8 p.m., according to a source. She asks that fans keep Odom in their thoughts and prayers, and for the media to respect his privacy during this difficult time.

According to People, Odom has also had multiple strokes and doctors have found “cocaine and opiates” in his system.

Kardashian’s older sister, Kim Kardashian, and mother, Kris Jenner, as well as Odom’s former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Reverend Jesse Jackson are by his bedside, too. The Lakers were in Vegas for a pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings.

The former NBA player and star of E!’s “Khloé & Lamar” reality series was found unconscious at the Love Ranch South on Tuesday morning in Crystal, Nev. This was after multiple days of partying, reports TMZ, which first broke the news.

Contrary to reports, E! confirmed that “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is not currently shooting in Las Vegas.

“We are saddened to hear of his condition, and are sending out thoughts and prayers for his recovery,” the network said in a statement.

Odom was apparently intubated in an ambulance, an indication that he was not able to breathe on his own. He was stabilized and transported to Desert View Hospital, arriving at about 4:16 p.m. Authorities conducted an investigation of the scene.

Arrangements were made for Odom to be airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital for further treatment. However, because of his stature (Odom is 6 feet 10 inches tall), he was unable to be airlifted, and was transported by the Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Brothel staff immediately called 911 after finding him unconscious, and Odom was put on his side when he began spitting up liquid. In a press conference on Wednesday, the Nye Country Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Odom has used cocaine, along with “10 tabs of sexual performances enhancers.” Authorities said blood, along with a white substance, was coming from his mouth and nose.

In the 911 call, which was aired during the press conference, Bunny Ranch media director Richard Hunter can be heard telling dispatchers that Odom had used cocaine on Saturday.

A search warrant for his blood has been served. His blood is awaiting processing, and the investigation is ongoing.

Odom also ordered a bottle of cognac for the room, a third of which was still left by Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Odom has reportedly not yet regained consciousness. Dennis Hof, the owner of the brothel, told KNX that they’re “very concerned” about him.

Odom, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, previously went missing two years ago after a drug-fueled bender at a Los Angeles hotel. He also appeared in “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” during the on-screen romance with the reality personality. He entered rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 2013.

Odom played a year of college basketball at the University of Rhode Island before turning pro at the age of 18. He played for 14 seasons as a power forward in the NBA, including seven with the Los Angeles Lakers and five with the Los Angeles Clippers. He has not played in the NBA since the end of 2012-13 season.

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  1. eqquesz says:

    This is just an extreme example of supply and demand- I blame the Aryan Brotherhood for it all, coming from Canada’s unprotected borders. Another order of walls for Trump, please; 3,145 miles that will be for steel, concrete, and various equipment and labor- Can we put this on your Visa, sir?

    • saratony1881 says:

      Why are the Kardashians given any access to Odom? They have no more legal connection to him than you or I do at this point. The hospital turned away the brothel staff and let the Kardashians in?

  2. Anna says:


  3. Jax says:

    Pretty sure that if an editor checks they will find that Lamar Odom is not the “ex husband” of Khloe Kardashian. Their divorce has not been finalized.

  4. Michael Anthony says:

    A note to the writer: Intubation of a patient, even in an ambulance, does not always mean a patient is unable to breathe on their own. Critically ill patients have so many things going on, that intubation is sometimes done to make it easier to treat the most pressing needs. Cardiac and respiratory arrest are always a concern for critically ill patients. If you can treat and stabilize BEFORE they potentially go haywire, you may just save their life.

  5. Regardless of his faults, let him recover. This is a very sad situation. Praying for you, Lamar!

    For those of you making jokes about this, I pray for you too. We all have our faults. His transgressions may be many, but only One was able to walk on water.

    I pray for the way this country is headed. Making fun of a man fighting for his life?!? Show some respect, America.

    Lack of morals, lack of respect, and pure hatred are on the rise in our country. Blame the culture, the media, whatever you want to, but it’s true. While I know many make sinfulness their career and use hate to gain fame and fortune, most of us must live our lives by taking care of bills, chores, necessities, children, making a living and those things that comprise living a life.

    I have to worry about my rent ($1000/month), health insurance ($410/month), internet ($80/month from TW), car insurance ($25/month from InsurancePanda), and phone ($20/month)… all on a 50k/year salary. And I know I shouldn’t complain because many people struggle much worse than I do.

    We need to move away from the trash America is trending towards and get back to a society based on morals and class.

    I pray God lifts this man up and away from the things that are doing him harm, and sets him on the path to happiness. Get well soon, Lamar.

  6. I feel so bad for Khloe Kardashian she known about his struggles for years but couldn’t do anything about it. It’s hard watching someone you love just throw away their life and not try to live it meaningfully. Everyone knows how much she loves this man and the ongoing love she has for him is truly beautiful. Hope he pulls through and my prayers goes out to the Odom and Kardashian family

  7. spike says:

    you can take the man out of the NBA but you can’t taket the NBA out of the man.

  8. HPR says:

    I’m sure Kris Jenner is flying a camera crew to the hospital now. #sociopath

  9. kenfurman46 says:

    Warning! Stay away
    From the Kardashian
    Klan If u value ur sanity!

  10. Lanny Smith says:

    Praying for you Lamar. Please stay away from that sickening family that makes everyone who crosses their path destructive. They will more than likely make this about them, all about them. Can’t stand the Kartrashians, even in a time of sadness, they want to make a quick buck. don’t be surprised if camera’s are in tow. Can’t wait till somebody writes a tell-all about this sicko family, I will buy 10 books up front.

  11. jill sanderd says:

    U should not have been there in the first place. No wonder Chloe left.

  12. Chuckmo says:

    That’s how I eventually plan for my body to be found.

  13. Big Cadillac says:

    Well THAT’S awkward….

  14. boycottkardashians says:

    Khloe just 2 months ago set Lamar up to look like a fool for her TV show..Watch that family will make it about them in 3..2..1.

  15. editoreditor says:

    …but can you tell me about his basketball career?

  16. Gina Hessner says:

    My prayers are with you Lamar.

  17. eqquesz says:

    Classy- I am glad I don’t go to wh#re houses, nor do I watch reality – immorality. I stopped drinking a long time ago.

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