Former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered Brain Damage after he was found unconscious at Nevada Brothel where hotel employees claim he had been using cocaine
Former NBA and reality TV star, Lamar Odom reportedly suffered brain damage and at least one stroke and is on a ventilator after having been found unconscious at a Nevada brothel where he had been partying all weekend, according to sources close to the athlete.
The sources told E!, which is owned by NBC Universal, that medical personnel informed them that the onetime Los Angeles Lakers champion had multiple drugs in his system when he was rushed from the Love Ranch to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Wednesday that investigators determined that Odom, 35, had been using cocaine on Saturday, the day he checked in to the brothel in the town of Crystal, but that it wasn’t known whether he had continued to do so during the weekend.
A sample of Odom’s blood was obtained under a search warrant, but test results hadn’t come back yet, she said.
Khloé Kardashian — whom Odom married in 2009 in a wedding featured on the E! series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” — was at Odom’s hospital bedside, according to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who said in a tweet that he had visited with them and “had prayer.”
Source: NBC News