Piers Morgan shockingly blamed Lamar Odom’s marriage to Khloe Kardashian for all his problems, including the terrifying incident that’s left him in a coma after visiting a Nevada brothel. His mistake, according to Piers: ‘Not being able to Keep up with the Kardashians.’
Piers Morgan, 50, penned a passionate, controversial Op-Ed for Daily Mail, which stated that Lamar Odom‘s precarious, severe health status relies solely on the shoulders of the Kardashians: Lamar’s downfall only came because he got involved with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, 31, and her family.
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“There can’t be many more pitiful, humiliating ways to potentially end your life than face down in an infamous Nevada brothel, vomiting uncontrollably from the overdose of herbal Viagra you took to keep up with myriad prostitutes during a 4-day binge,” Piers wrote about Lamar in his stunningly awful essay.
Piers’ piece primarily blamed the Kardashians and their world of fame and reality stardom for Lamar’s unraveling, saying that their lifestyle was too much for Lamar to handle — and if he hadn’t married Khloe, he would still be a basketball star with a promising future. Those are some heavy accusations to lay on someone who clearly loves Lamar!
“As I write, Lamar Odom is clinging on,” Piers wrote. “He’s in a coma, distraught family and friends at his bedside. But his dignity and reputation are already dead, shredded at the altar of reality television.”
“It’s not been an easy life for Lamar,” Piers continued. “His mother died when he was 12, his father was a heroin addict, and he lost a six-month old child to sudden death syndrome. But many others have survived similarly catastrophic blows and emerged stronger and better from the emotional wreckage. They, though, didn’t marry a Kardashian.”
To blame Khloe for this tragedy is unspeakable. While entering a life where you’re followed by reality TV cameras 24/7 has to be hard, it’s not what caused Lamar’s problems. Khloe is heartbroken, and this is just another blow when she’s already down!
Lamar Odom Found Unconscious, Battling For His Life
Lamar was reportedly in the middle of a four-day drinking bender when he was found, face-down in his room at the Bunny Love Ranch South in Nevada on October 13. It was not clear what Lamar was doing before he was discovered, but brothel owner Dennis Hof confirmed that he had been drinking cognac and had taken around 10 herbal Viagra supplements during his stay.
Lamar was found unconscious in his room with fluid coming out of his mouth and nose around 3:15pm. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he remains hooked to a respirator, and is having serious problems with his heart and kidneys. Khloe is at his side.
Our thoughts remain with Lamar and his loved ones at this time.
— Samantha Wilson