It is truly heartbreaking how quickly things can take such a turn for the worst. Just days before Lamar Odom was fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital, he was partying with young women and in ‘high spirits’ during a night out, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Get the scoop here.
Things seemed to be going well for Lamar Odom, 35, just six days before he was found unconscious in his room at Love Ranch South in Nevada. The former basketball player was enjoying a fun night out at The Lobster in Santa Monica on Oct. 7, and an eyewitness dished EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com about what was doing down.
“It seemed like he was celebrating something,” the source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He was with two very attractive young women and an older gentleman. They ordered bottle after bottle of champagne and had one of the best tables in the place. Lamar is a regular and they love him there! The manager even came over to hang out with him, and Lamar was very friendly when fans stopped by. He shook everyone’s hand and seemed like he was in high spirits and having a great night out.”
Unfortunately, things soon went on a downward spiral. Khloe Kardashian’s ex arrived at the brothel in Nevada on Oct. 10, and was found unconscious, face down, in his room on the afternoon of Oct. 13 with fluid coming out of his mouth. He was reportedly taking an herbal substitute for Viagra during the trip.
L.O. was rushed to the hospital and intubated, meaning he’s unable to breathe on his own. The former NBA player is reportedly still in critical condition, but he is apparently breathing with the help of machines. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Khloe, along with her sister, Kim Kardashian, 34, and mom, Kris Jenner, 59, hopped on a plane to be by Lamar’s side during this tragic time. “She is hysterical and doesn’t know what to do,” an insider told us EXCLUSIVELY of the 31-year-old.
Although Khloe filed for divorce in Dec. 2013, the split has not been made official by a judge yet, and the reality star has admitted on multiple occasions that she still “loves” and “cares about” her ex. She has been seen communicating with him on more than one occasion during the most recent season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and our hearts go out to her during this understandably difficult time.
Sadly, news of Lamar’s hospitalization and critical condition comes just four months after his best friend from childhood, Jamie Sangouthai, passed away at the young age of 37. Lamar was totally distraught over the news of Jamie’s passing, and it is likely he was still grieving his longtime pal during the time of this sad turn of events. Click here to watch Lamar in happier times on Khloe & Lamar.
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— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Suzy McCoppin