Lamar Odom is not out of the woods yet. Top neurologist Dr. Harshpal Singh reveals to HollywoodLife.com that Lamar’s health could drastically deteriorate even after he’s already woken up from his coma. Here’s what we know.
Lamar Odom, 35, has woken up from a 3-day coma, but he continues to fight for his life. Given the alleged drugs Lamar consumed before he fell unconscious in a Nevada brothel, it is still very possible he could “take a turn for worst,” top neurologist Dr. Harshpal Singh told HollywoodLife.com.
Lamar could find himself back in grave condition if the reports about him overdosing on cocaine are true. “Cocaine is a vein constrictor and causes veins to shrink down. When blood vessels shrink down, it can give you a heart attack. It can prevent oxygen from getting to the brain because oxygen goes through the blood to the brain tissue. It’s a very real possibility that he could take a turn for the worst,” Dr. Harshpal Singh of the North Jersey Brain & Spine Center told HollywoodLife.com on FOX News.
Lamar woke up from his coma and was taken off life support on Oct. 16. He reportedly said, “Hi, baby,” after Khloe Kardashian told him she loved him. While this is a huge step in terms of his recovery, he still has a long road ahead. His brain and heart appear to healing, but his kidneys are reportedly still failing.
His friends and family are still worried about him, given the circumstances. “So far, Lamar seems to be functioning normally without any signs of major mental or physical damage. It’s still early, but everyone is cautiously optimistic,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Khloe has not left his side since he was hospitalized.
Lamar was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room at the Love Ranch brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, on Oct. 13. He allegedly overdosed on cocaine and multiple other drugs, including an herbal substitute for Viagra. The use of such drugs together can be a toxic combination.
Everyone is rooting for Lamar. We continue to hope and pray for Lamar’s recovery. Stay strong, Lamar!
— Avery Thompson, reporting by Chloe Melas