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Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a room at a Nevada brothel and is “fighting for his life,” according to a report by TMZ.
According to sources at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada, Odom had been partying at the establishment “for days” before somebody went into his room and found him unconscious:
The manager rolled Lamar over on his side and saw “mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth” … An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him … an indication he could not breathe on his own … We’re told Lamar is being airlifted from the hospital to Las Vegas for more treatment … Our sources tell us, “It’s not good.”
Odom played 14 seasons in the NBA with four different teams. He last appeared in the NBA during the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Toward the end of his career, Odom crossed over into the pop-culture world when he married Khloé Kardashian and became a regular on the reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and later on the spin-off “Khloé and Lamar.”
Here is the official statement from the Nye County Sheriff’s Department:
At approximately 3:15 pm on October 13, 2015, a call came into the Nye County Dispatch Center from Richard Hunter, Media Director for Dennis Hof’s Bunny Ranch, requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive male experiencing a medical emergency at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, approximately twenty miles north of Pahrump, Nevada in Nye County.
An ambulance from Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service arrived at 3:34 pm and the patient, identified as Lamar Odom was stabilized and transported to Desert View Hospital arriving at 4:16 pm.
Nye County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Cory Fowles and Michael Eisenloffel arrived and conducted an investigation on scene.
After being treated by the physicians, arrangements were made to transport him by Mercy Air helicopter. However, Mr. Odom was unable to be transported by air due to his stature. He was immediately transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada for further treatment.
Further updates should be directed to Sunrise Hospital or Mr. Odom’s staff.