Oh dear! As if Lamar Odom isn’t going through enough while recovering from a drug overdose in a Los Angeles hospital, an intruder tried to invade his room! Get the details here!
Lamar Odom, 35, has had plenty of visitors while he has been hospitalized, but he had an unexpected guest show up to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Oct. 26. A sketchy intruder attempted to get past security by claiming to be Lamar’s assistant, insisting that Lamar requested him to pay a visit. Fortunately for Lamar, security wasn’t buying it — and after what was reportedly “a big scene,” the man was swiftly escorted out without getting close to Lamar!
The man arrived at the hospital around 11 PM, according to TMZ, and managed to get all the way to Lamar’s floor before being stopped by security. A source told the outlet that although he might not be Lamar’s assistant, there is some history between him and Lamar. He is actually believed to be a big facilitator in Lamar’s drug use, and apparently the two of them once lived together in Vegas. Sources also told TMZ that Lamar’s management fired the man on Oct. 13, the day Lamar was admitted to the hospital. Considering the troubled history the guy allegedly had with Lamar, it’s probably a great thing that security stopped him from seeing the recovering NBA star.
Although it’s scary that Lamar had an intruder, it sounds like the security team is top-notch in detecting strange visitors and keeping them from seeing Lamar. Plus, even if Lamar had wanted to see the man, it’s probably best that he didn’t in his condition. Lamar is currently on dialysis for failing kidneys, and he has also reportedly suffered 12 strokes since being in the hospital. While it hasn’t been determined if the strokes’ implications are going to be permanent, it has effected his ability to speak and walk. With both of these serious conditions, it’s still not the greatest time for Lamar to have visitors other than family.
At the time of the intruder’s visit attempt, Khloe Kardashian was not with Lamar at the hospital. She has been by his side since he was hospitalized, but after Lamar insisted she attend her sister Kim Kardashian‘s baby shower on Oct. 25, she’s been absent from his hospital room for a couple of days. We’re sure she’ll be back by his side soon — in the meantime, though, we hope no more sketchy visitors make their way to Lamar!
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— Taylor Weatherby