Lamar Odom’s alleged accidental drug overdose could likely leave the former NBA player with brain damage. It is being said that the 35-year-old suffered a stroke after allegedly going on a weekend long cocaine bender, which led to the tragic situation he’s currently in.
If Lamar Odom, 35, were to come out the coma that he is in, it is likely that the NBA player will have some damage to his brain. The former Lakers player is struggling to stay alive after he reportedly went on a weekend long drug bender with “virtually every drug imaginable” and was found unconscious at a luxury brothel in Nevada.
“Likely there’s brain damage, but they’re not sure how much,” a source told E! News. “Virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system.” The source went on to explain that doctors at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where Lamar is currently staying, is treating the situation as an alleged “overdose.” While the former basketball player remains unconscious, he is on a ventilator and is still alive. Before it was said that Lamar allegedly went on a massive drug spree, Dennis Hof, the owner of Love Ranch South, said that he only saw the 35-year-old take about 10 pills of an herbal substitute for viagra.
The source continued to reveal that Lamar suffered from a loss of oxygen, but it’s also possible that he suffered an “ischemic stroke.” An ischemic stroke is caused by blood clot preventing blood flow to the brain and is often associated with cocaine overdose as well as other drugs. The insider claimed to E! News that Lamar “had been partying since Friday. He was doing crack cocaine all weekend and he choked on his mucous. They’re now having to fix all the damage it has done.”
Khloe Kardashian Is Inconsolable Upon Hearing News About Lamar
Khloe Kardashian, 31, was immediately notified about Lamar’s condition when it was revealed that he was found unconscious on Oct. 13. Understandably, the reality star was “hysterical” when she heard the news. Khloe along with Kim, 34, and Kris, 59, rushed to be by his side in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is reportedly struggling to stay alive. She is “completely inconsolable and heartbroken,” an insider told E! The 31-year-old isn’t the only one hoping Lamar pulls through. There has been an immense outpour of support for L.O. from the basketball community.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Lamar and his loved ones during this difficult time.
— Michelle Phi