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Lamar Odom 'between life and death' as Khloe Kardashian's NBA star ex lies in coma

  • Lamar Odom's heart is failing after he was found unconscious in his room at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada Tuesday afternoon  
  • He had arrived at the ranch on Saturday and took 10 herbal Viagra substitutes and drank almost an entire bottle of cognac in four days
  • He is in a coma and his lungs and kidneys are also suffering problems while his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian is at his side
  • Her sister Kim Kardashian and her Kris Jenner are also reportedly with Odom at the hospital  
  • Hof said that someone from Khloe's team called the brothel to go retreive Odom's belongings 
  • Odom's father Joe has reportedly said he believes that his son had been drugged and was recently depressed 
  • Did you see Lamar Odom in Las Vegas at the weekend? Email jennifer.newton@mailonline.co.uk 

By Chris Spargo and Evan Bleier For Dailymail.com and Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

Published: 19:39 EST, 13 October 2015 | Updated: 04:39 EST, 14 October 2015

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Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after suffering heart failure induced by a four day binge at a Nevada brothel where he took up to ten herbal Viagra.

The professional basketball player, 35, was found unconscious with liquid pouring from his mouth and nose at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South, in Pahrump.

His ex-wife Khloe Kardashian has rushed to the Nevada Hospital where he is being treated and was described as completely inconsolable. Her sister Kim Kardashian West and mother Kris Jenner are understood to be with her.  

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Odom (above in his last known photograph) lost two of his best friends to drug-related deaths this summer

Odom (above in his last known photograph) lost two of his best friends to drug-related deaths this summer

TMZ reports that the 35-year-old's is also in a coma as his lungs and kidneys suffer serious problems.

Odom had been taken by ambulance to the nearby Desert View Hospital, where doctors intubated the basketball player, but he did not regain consciousness.

He then had to be taken to the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas by ambulance for further treatment because at 6'10'', he was too tall to be airlifted.

His former LA Lakers team mate Kobe Bryant has also been seen entering the Sunrise Hospital to visit Odom after leaving his team's game against Sacramento Kings early last night.

As Khloe Kardashian posed for a sultry lingerie shoot in Beverly Hills, her ex husband was found that same day unconscious at a brothel in Nevada on Tuesday

As Khloe Kardashian posed for a sultry lingerie shoot in Beverly Hills, her ex husband was found that same day unconscious at a brothel in Nevada on Tuesday

The reality star looked moody as she posed in the sunlight wearing a semi-sheer top and skintight bottoms

The reality star looked moody as she posed in the sunlight wearing a semi-sheer top and skintight bottoms

Odom is the estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian (above in May 2012), who filed for divorce in 2013 after marrying Odom in 2009

Odom is the estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian (above in May 2012), who filed for divorce in 2013 after marrying Odom in 2009

Odom arrived at the legal brothel over the weekend and ordered a bottle of cognac.  

It is understood that a female worker at the Love Ranch last saw Odom at around 6am on Tuesday morning. 

Ranch workers Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe discovered the basketball player unresponsive and immediately called for a manager.

Brothel owner Hof told DailyMail.com that an employee saw liquid pouring from his mouth and nose.

He said there were no signs that Odom had been doing drugs other than the herbal Viagra substitute.

'It’s terrible. You got people, the girls that found him, out here that are very upset,' said Hof.

'I hope he lives.'

The Love Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, where Lamar Odom was found unconscious by two ranch workers before being rushed to hospital

The Love Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, where Lamar Odom was found unconscious by two ranch workers before being rushed to hospital

Brothel owner Dennis Hof said Odom was discovered in his room unconscious by ranch workers Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe who immediately called for a manager

Brothel owner Dennis Hof said Odom was discovered in his room unconscious by ranch workers Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe who immediately called for a manager

A sign outside the brothel where Odom was found. Mr Hof estimated that Odom had possibly taken 10 herbal Viagra substitutes

A sign outside the brothel where Odom was found. Mr Hof estimated that Odom had possibly taken 10 herbal Viagra substitutes

Dennis Hof, pictured, owner of the Love Ranch in Nevada says that two of his workers found Odom unconscious

Dennis Hof, pictured, owner of the Love Ranch in Nevada says that two of his workers found Odom unconscious

Ryder Cherry
Ryder Cherry

Ryder Cherry (above) an employee at the ranch was one of the women who found Odom on Tuesday afternoon

Monica Monroe (above) was with Ryder Cherry when they discovered Odom

Monica Monroe (above) was with Ryder Cherry when they discovered Odom

Hof estimated that Odom had possibly taken 10 of the herbal Viagra substitutes but would not say if the athlete was a regular at the establishment.

THE LOVE RANCH: LEGAL BROTHEL WHERE LAMAR ODOM WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS

Lamar Odom was found unconscious on Tuesday afternoon by two prostitutes named Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, the legal brothel where he had been partying for days.

The establishment in Crystal, Nevada, is just one of the sex-for-cash businesses in the state owned by the star of the HBO series Cathouse.

The Love Ranch, which is located about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, offers a number of services.

The 68-year-old Arizona native bought the Love Ranch in 2010 and he owns nine brothels and a strip club in Nevada.

In addition to a VIP section, the newly renovated Love Ranch features a bar and massage rooms.

The Love Ranch and Hof's other brothels also have Jacuzzi rooms, hot tubs, and water rooms.

However, the basketball star's estranged father Joe has spoken out, saying he believes that his son was drugged. 

He told Hollywood Life: 'Somebody drugged my son. There’s no way he’s down there partying crazy like that. No way. I knew something was wrong because I’ve been calling him all day and he hasn’t been answering.

'I need all his fans to send him well wishes. If Khloe knows anything about this, please, tell her to call me. We all love Lamar and want him to pull through this.' 

Odom is a two-time NBA champion and won a Bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic in Athens. 

Reed Cowan of News 3 Las Vegas spoke with Odom's trainer outside the hospital who said Odom had been training hard and dropped 35 pounds, but that things would go wrong when Odom spoke with his ex-wife.

'The last really big thing was when [Odom] and [Kardashian] was texting each other back and forth about seeing each other, resolving things and then when he finally got there ... It was really bad. It wasn't good,' said the trainer. 

Meanwhile the NBA star's former team the LA Lakers released a statement saying they had no other information and that none of their players had been in contact with Odom.  

In 2009, Odom married Kardashian after a whirlwind romance, but by 2013 Kardashian had filed for divorce.

Odom's ex-team mate Kobe Bryant was pictured entering the hospital to visit Odom alongside his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian

Odom's ex-team mate Kobe Bryant was pictured entering the hospital to visit Odom alongside his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian

The Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, where Lamar Odom is currently being treated with his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian at his side 

The Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, where Lamar Odom is currently being treated with his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian at his side 

A basketball fan holds a Lamar Odom jersey out of his car window as he drives past the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas

A basketball fan holds a Lamar Odom jersey out of his car window as he drives past the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas

TMZ said at the time that Kardashian's decision to file for divorce was the result of Odom's usage of 'hardcore recreational drugs.'

Later that month Odom was arrested for DUI and refused to be tested, resulting in a one-year suspension of his driver's license.

THE DANGERS OF HERBAL VIAGRA

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration learned that herbal supplements that labeled themselves as all-natural substitutes to Viagra actually contained Viagra or similar drugs such as Cialis. 

In some cases, they contained more than twice the amount than one pill of Viagra. This happens because supplements are not looked at as closely as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, meaning there is little oversight into what is going in to them. 

This can be deadly for some when it comes to Viagra, as individuals who take blood pressure medication can be killed by mixing it with Viagra.

He entered a rehab program shortly after but left just 24 hours later.

The divorce was finalized this past July. 

The Kardashians have yet to comment on the incident but Kylie Jenner did abruptly end a live stream she was doing on Tuesday evening, writing on Twitter; 'Had to end my live stream. I love you guys.'

Despite the pair's divorce the two still spoke, with Kardashian's phone conversations with her ex the focus of an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians just two weeks ago.

Odom has two children from a previous relationship with Liza Morales; Destiny, 17, and 13-year-old Lamar Jr.

The couple had a third child, Jayden, who died at 6½-month-old from SIDS. 

Odom was reportedly partying at the ranch alone the past five days, without any of his friends. Prostitution is legal in Nevada. 

His NBA career has deteriorated over the past few years, and he was waived by the New York Knicks in July 2014.

Odom was also seen confronting Kardashian this past August shortly after the pair divorced, ambushing her early in the morning as she headed into a workout. 

Lamar Jr, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and daughter Destiny at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards

Lamar Jr, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and daughter Destiny at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards

TMZ reported that Odom screamed at Kardashian demanding she speak to him as she tried to make her way into a Soul Cycle class.

She ignored Odom who then grabbed her arm as she screamed; 'Get off of me, get off of me. Stop. Stop.'

Lamar Odom with his father Joe in 2008. Joe says he believes that his son has been drugged after being found unconscious 

Lamar Odom with his father Joe in 2008. Joe says he believes that his son has been drugged after being found unconscious 

When someone asked Kardashian if they should call the cops, Odom yelled at the individual; 'You're not going to call the cops on Lamar Odom.'

Kardashian that ran to her car and drove away from the scene. 

He was interviewed by TMZ shortly after and said; 'It's hard for me to keep my composure, to everybody that I know and that supports me I'm sorry but that's it, the dog has to fight back.

'Ya'll beat me down, degraded me, said I would do everything in the world. I'm a womanizer, a f**king drug addict, everything. I probably couldn't even get f**king hired at Home Depot right now because of how people look at me, it's over...If it happens again I will air everything out.' 

In June, Odom's best friend Jamie Sangouthai died at the age of 37 as the result of a flesh-eating disease caused by dirty needles.

Another friend, Bobby Heyward, died just days later of a reported drug overdose. 

Odom appeared to be doing well of recent, having started a new Instagram account just a few weeks ago and posting old photos and videos of himself playing basketball while also showcasing his healthy eating habits by sharing meal pictures. 

One of those photos showed him playing for the Los Angeles Lakers when they won the NBA Championship.

'Feels just like yesterday,' he wrote next to the picture. 

Khloe meanwhile had shared a photo of some of the books she was reading just before the tragic incident, including Black Butterfly.

Lamar Odom (above in February 2014 in his last baseketball game playing in Europe) was found unconscious in his room at Dennis Hoff's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada Tuesday afternoon

Lamar Odom (above in February 2014 in his last baseketball game playing in Europe) was found unconscious in his room at Dennis Hoff's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada Tuesday afternoon

Barnes & Nobles writes that author Robert Drake penned the book 'for those who have lost someone in death and in life.'

Odom had a difficult childhood but still managed to excel at basketball.

His father was a heroin addict and his mother died of colon cancer when he was just 12-years-old, but despite all this he went on to play basketball at the University of Rhode Island and then went pro. 

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