So sad. As Lamar Odom’s condition sadly isn’t getting any better after he was found unconscious on Oct. 13, his father, Joe Odom, has arrived at the hospital, desperately wanting to be with his ailing son.
Once Joe Odom heard about his son Lamar Odom‘s hospitalization on Oct. 13, he was immediately depressed that his son was in critical condition. Lamar, 35, was found unconscious at a brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, after a weekend of binge-partying, and is now fighting for his life at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. His distraught father rushed to be by his son’s side, arriving the morning of Oct. 14. We can only imagine how difficult this time must be for Joe.
Before Joe arrived, updates on Lamar’s condition stated that he is likely going to suffer brain damage, as a source told E! News that “virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system.” A heartwrenching thing for a father to hear, Joe was desperate to find any way to get to Lamar immediately. Along with Joe, several of Lamar’s closest family and friends are at the hospital, including his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian, and Kobe Bryant.
Sadly, Lamar’s condition hasn’t improved since he was admitted to the hospital as he remains in a coma. Lamar has suffered several strokes, which has resulted in the failure of four of Lamar’s major organs, including his heart and kidneys, TMZ reported. With his loving father now at his side, doctors have reportedly given Lamar just a 50/50 chance of survival.
On the day Lamar was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital, HollywoodLife.com spoke to Joe regarding his son’s condition. Joe was extremely upset, and to make matters even more heartbreaking, he was scared someone had drugged Lamar to cause this horrible incident.
“I knew something was wrong because I’ve been calling him all day and he hasn’t been answering I’m depressed right now — this is messed up! What can I do right now? That’s my son,” Joe told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I’m really hurt right now. I pray that he will come out of this. I need all his fans to send him well wishes. We all love Lamar and want him to pull through this.”
It’s extremely sad to think about the emotions Joe is going through watching Lamar in such a tragic state. Although Lamar remains in critical condition, we’re glad to know that he Joe can now be by his side. We hope to see Lamar wake up soon, but in the meantime, our hearts go out to Joe and the rest of Lamar’s family.
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