LAS VEGAS –– Khloe Kardashian will make medical decisions for former NBA star Lamar Odom, who is hospitalized in Las Vegas, a source close to Kardashian said. The couple’s divorce has not been finalized, the source tells CNN. Lamar’s father and two children are with him at the hospital, the source says.
The site manager of the brothel where Lamar Odom was found unresponsive told CNN that when he arrived in the room the former athlete was on his right side and wouldn’t wake up when people shook him. Richard Hunter said Odom was snoring loudly, had his eyes closed and was unresponsive, so he called 911. Hunter said two women who had been with Odom earlier handed him a bottle of a legal herbal supplement that is sold at the brothel. He said the two women saw Odom take ten pills over three days, as well as drink alcohol.
Former NBA star Lamar Odom won two championships and later married reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.
‘Odom was found unresponsive yesterday at the Love Ranch in Crystal, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said. Crystal is more than an hour’s drive north-west of Las Vegas.
“When they took him to the Pahrump Hospital, the people there told us, ‘He doesn’t look good. He doesn’t look like he’ll make it, and if he does, he won’t be the same’,” brothel owner Dennis Hof said.
Officials haven’t said what was wrong with Odom, and his condition remains unclear.
Authorities originally planned to fly him to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Centre in Las Vegas, but said the six-foot-ten Odom was too tall to fit in a helicopter. An ambulance then took him to the facility, about 60 miles away
Odom, 35, won two NBA championships as a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers.
He married the younger sister of Kim Kardashian after a whirlwind romance in 2009. Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce four years later, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in July.
Khloe Kardashian has been at the hospital by Odom’s side since last night, according to a source close to the reality star. She asked that people keep him in their thoughts and prayers and respect his privacy, the source said.