Lamar Odom Being Treated for Drug Overdose, May Have Brain Damage; Father Joe Odom Pays Visit
Things are not looking good for Lamar Odom.
UPDATE 5:11 PM EST: Lamar’s father Joe Odom has arrived to Sunrise Hospital to visit his son, who remains in a coma. Joe and Lamar have been at odds for years over Joe’s own addiction battles.
New details regarding the basketball player’s recent hospitalization are emerging, including reports the 35-year-old may have been doing drugs — aside from the previously reported “herbal Viagra” — prior to his trip to the emergency room.
According to People, traces of “cocaine and opiates” were found in Odom’s system. The publication also reports that Odom suffered “a couple of strokes” since he was found unconscious at a known brothel in Pahrump, Nevada.
“Lamar is still fighting,” a source says. “It’s a waiting game right now. The first 48 hours will tell a lot.”
E! News is also reporting that drugs were found in Odom and he’s currently being treated for an “overdose” at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. The website claims that he suffered a “loss of oxygen” and an “ischemic stroke,” which is caused by a clot preventing blood flow to the brain, while being transported to treatment.
Odom is said to be in a coma and only breathing through the aid of a machine. He’s also reportedly hooked to a dialysis machine for kidney failure.
“So, likely there’s brain damage, but they’re not sure how much. Virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system,” another insider says.
“He was doing crack cocaine all weekend and he choked on his mucus,” the source explains. “They’re now having to fix all the damage it has done.”
It’s been reported that track marks were found on Odom’s arm as well.
As Celebuzz previously reported, Odom’s ex, Khloé Kardashian, has rushed to Las Vegas to be by Odom’s bedside. She is reportedly “inconsolable” during this time as her mother Kris Jenner and sister Kim Kardashian join her at the hospital.