“Former NBA player Lamar Odom, who was married to reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, is hospitalized after he was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada,” reports CNN.
The story continues, “Odom was found unresponsive at the Love Ranch in Crystal on Tuesday, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said. ‘He doesn’t look good,’ brothel owner Dennis Hof said. ‘He doesn’t look like he’ll make it and if he does, he won’t be the same.’
In an interview with the Associated Press Hof said that “When they turned him on his side at the direction of a 911 operator, Odom started ‘throwing up all kinds of stuff.’ Hof said Odom had been taking herbal Viagra and had drunk part of a bottle of cognac since arriving [on Saturday at Hof’s home, which is attached to the brothel], but had no knowledge of his use of any other drugs.
“‘It’s incredibly sad,’ said Hof, who …is known for his own onetime reality show, ‘Cathouse,’ on HBO.”
The story was first broken by TMZ. In an update late Tuesday night TMZ writes, “Odom was eventually transported…to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where he is unconscious and on a respirator. Sources close to the situation tell us some of his organs are failing and he’s listed in critical condition as of late Tuesday night.
The TMZ update adds “We’re told Khloe Kardashian is by his side. She flew to Las Vegas Tuesday night with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner.”