After weeks of battling for his life in the hospital, Lamar Odom has racked up a hefty medical bill which will end up totaling in the millions, according to a new report. Can the former NBA player afford to pay? Here is what we know.
Lamar Odom, 35, is looking at a medical bill that will end up being in the millions, a new report claims. He’s still in a delicate medical state, and the last thing he needs to worry about is money, but sources say he really does not have the financial backing to handle these bills on his own. Find out how he will manage to pay. To hear more about Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
It turns out that since Khloe Kardashian called off the divorce, Lamar remains on the Kardashian health insurance policy, according to TMZ. Without their help, Lamar can not pay the bills, sources explained. Feelings aside, Khloe wanted to drop the divorce partly because Lamar has no one else in his life to help him recover both physically and financially, sources went on.
Unfortunately, Lamar currently has a lot more to deal with besides his medical bills — he could now be facing jail time. He reportedly had cocaine in his system when he was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 13, as evidenced by blood tests conducted at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. It is “distinctly possible” that Lamar will be prosecuted for drugs, according to Sheriff Sharon Wehrly, who spoke with TMZ before the test results came out.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Khloe is staying married to Lamar only to help him financially or do you think there’s more to it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio