Lamar Odom update: Things are not looking good

The Kardashians are said to be "preparing for the worst" as he remains in critical condition
ByAndre NevelingThursday , 15 October 2015
Lamar Odom update: Things are not looking good
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in happier times

Khloe Kardashian’s estranged husband Lamar Odom reportedly used various illegal substances prior to his hospitalisation, according to the brothel workers who found him unconscious.

The basketball star was taken to a hospital in Las Vegas after he was found unresponsive in a suite at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada on Tuesday afternoon. He has been fighting for his life ever since, surrounded by friends and members of his family - including Khloe.

Lamar has reportedly suffered multiple strokes and kidney failure following his hospitalisation in Las Vegas. Earlier reports suggested he is in a coma and hooked up to a ventilator to help him breathe, and hospital sources tell a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed Lamar had also had suffered a series of small strokes, but civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson, who was photographed visiting the 35 year old, claims he is now showing "signs of responsiveness".

During a press conference at the Nye County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, Sheriff Sharon Wehrly detailed the 911 call from the Love Ranch, which alerted emergency service officials to Lamar's dire condition, explaining he had taken illegal substances on Saturday when he arrived at the brothel.

She told the gathered media that when paramedics arrived to the scene, Lamar was "unconscious but breathing", adding: "He had blood coming from his nose and mouth along with a white substance."

She revealed investigators are currently processing toxicology tests, as Lamar remains in a critical condition in the hospital - and added he could face drug charges if the tests come back positive for illegal substances.

His estranged wife Khloe, her mum Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, have all been spotted at the hospital in the 24 hours since his arrival.

Kris broke her silence on Wednesday and asked her social media followers to send good wishes to her son-in-law, writing: "Please pray for Lamar #ourfighter".

Multiple reports suggest Khloe flew Odom's ex-girlfriend Liza Morales, their two children, and the athlete's father Joe Odom out to Las Vegas to be by his bedside.

Our thoughts are with the family. 

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