LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom was said to be in critical condition after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, according to multiple published reports.
Dennis Hof, the owner of the Love Ranch, says the 35-year-old Odom had been staying there since Saturday.
“Lamar was at the ranch trying to get away from everybody, just to have a good time, not drinking very much. I put him in my home attached to the Love Ranch Las Vegas. The girls found him passed out,”
Hof told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.
TMZ says Odom had been partying for days after arriving to Nevada.
Citing TMZ Sports, the site reports that Odom was found “unconscious.”
“He was passed out. 911 said to roll him over on his left side, awful looking stuff came out of him and the paramedics got him out of there and got him to the hospital,” Hof said.
Hof went on to say Odom drank some cognac after he arrived, but doesn’t know of anything else he may have been drinking or taking.
“They’re saying it’s not looking good and that he was taking some Viagra supplements,” Hof said, explaining: “Like a herbal Viagra … We didn’t see any drugs at all around there so we don’t think it was that. Hopefully it wasn’t. We’re concerned about Lamar and we hope that he’s OK.”
Hof said ambulances were called and Odom was initially taken to the Pahrump Nevada Hospital. Odom was reportedly intubated at the hospital.
Odom was then taken to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas where his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian and her family were said to be headed to be by his side, according to reports.
According to an E! Online report, Kardashian was “completely inconsolable.” She and Odom were married in Sept. 2009. They separated in 2013 after he relapsed with substance abuse issues. Their divorce was finalized in July.
During a recent episode of the reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Khloe said she still spoke with her ex and will always care for him. She’s been open about her ongoing concerns for Odom.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Department says Odom was too tall to fit into the chopper to be airlifted into Las Vegas so he was rushed there by ambulance.