- Lamar Odom's heart is failing after he was found alone and unconscious Tuesday afternoon in a Nevada brothel and now his estranged wife Khloe is at his bedside
- Her sisters Kim, Kourtney and Kendall have also visited the hospital along with their mother Kris with Caitlyn Jenner also said to be on the way
- His ex-partner Liza Morales along with their children Destiny, 17 and Lamar Junior, 13, have landed in Las Vegas on the way to visit Odom in hospital
- Daily Mail Online has learned details of the days leading up to Odom's collapse at the Love Ranch Vegas, Nevada where he had been staying
- Source says NBA star seemed 'lost' when he arrived at brothel on Saturday and was showing girls pictures of estranged wife Khloe Kardashian
- He told them he was 'a broken man and had no direction' as he 'partied non-stop' with girls who saw 'drug paraphernalia '
- A source told E! News that doctors found 'every drug imaginable' in Odom's system, and that he had been taking cocaine since Friday
- Another source told TMZ that there were needle track marks on one of the ex-NBA star's arms and Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said a suicide attempt has not been ruled out
By Ryan Parry West Coast Correspondent and Grant Hodgson and Ruth Styles In Las Vegas and Ben Ashford In Las Vegas For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:23 EST, 14 October 2015 | Updated: 04:06 EST, 15 October 2015
Troubled Lamar Odom took cocaine with several prostitutes and wept uncontrollably about his 'broken' life in the hours before his collapse, Daily Mail Online can reveal as his ex-partner and children arrive in Las Vegas to be at his bedside.
Liza Morales, 36, and her two children with Odom, Destiny, 17, and Lamar Jr, 13, left New York on Tuesday afternoon and were pictured arriving in Las Vegas last night looking sombre and downcast on their way to visit him in hospital.
Odom, 35, who is fighting for his life after a four-day bender at a Nevada brothel, is believed to have taken a cocktail of illicit drugs during the four day binge.
Sources are now saying that his drugs relapse may have been made worse by comments made during a repeat of the reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians which aired on Sunday, when he had already arrived at the brothel.
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Lamar Odom's ex-partner Liza Morales arrived in Las Vegas last night with their children Destiny, 17 and Lamar Jr, 13, on their way to the hospital. They were joined by his aunt JaNean Mercer, who flew to Las Vegas with them
It is understood that Odom's estranged wife Khloe Kardashian paid for his ex-partner and children to fly to Vegas so they could visit him in hospital
Odom's children Lamar Junior, left, and Destiny, right, appeared sombre and downcast after arriving in Vegas on the way to visit their father
On their way to their father: Earlier Lamar Odom's former partner Liza Morales with his their children Lamar Jr (left) and Destiny (right) left New York to travel to Las Vegas where the NBA star is fighting for his life
During the episode his former wife Khloe told the cameras she was worried Lamar would 'spiral' out of control after the drug-related death of his best friend.
Today she was at his bedside in a hospital in Las Vegas, where she had been joined by her pregnant sister Kim and her mother Kris Jenner. Her other sisters Kourtney Karadashian and Kendall Jenner also visited the hospital, while brother Rob Kardashian is also said to be on his way.
His estranged father Joe was also seen entering and leaving the hospital while Caitlyn Jenner is also on her way to Las Vegas according to E! News to be at Lamar's side.
Khloe is making medical decisions for Lamar according to TMZ as even though the two signed divorce papers in July they have yet to be processed and the pair are still legally married. She has not left his side since arriving at the hospital Tuesday night.
Heading home: Kim Kardashian was seen leaving the hospital after visiting hours on Wednesday night
Paired up: Kim left the hospital with mom Kris Jenner, but her siblings Khloe, Kourtney and Kendall appeared to still be inside
Long day: Kris and Kim had arrived at the hospital early Wednesday morning, and flew into Las Vegas Tuesday night
Kim Kardashian West arrives at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday to be by the bedside of her former brother-in-law Lamar Odom
Rob Kardashian - who is seldom heard from on social media these days - posted a photo of himself with Lamar on Wednesday
A source who spoke with E! News says that doctors found 'virtually every drug imaginable' in the 35-year-old's system. Other sources told TMZ that he suffered multiple strokes, is on kidney dialysis and has just a 50/50 chance of survival and will likely suffer brain damage.
The 911 call made by a female from the brothel on Tuesday confirmed that Lamar had been taking cocaine prior to when he was found on Tuesday, something he could be prosecuted for if it shows up in his blood test. Authorities have also not ruled out a possible suicide attempt.
The Kardashian family have rallied since Odom was found unconscious with Kylie Jenner abruptly ending a livestream video when the news broke and her sister Kendall tweeting 'please don't go' as she flew to Las Vegas from Shanghai fashion week.
KHLOE 'INCONSOLABLE' AS SHE RUSHES TO LAMAR'S BEDSIDE
Lamar Odom's estranged wife Khloe Kardashian has been described as 'inconsolable' as she dashed to Las Vegas to be at his bedside.
Just hours before her ex-husband was discovered unconscious, she had been posing for a sultry lingerie shoot in Beverly Hills.
Her best friend Malika Haqq was seen arriving at 3:30 p.m. on set, before Khloe left the shoot at 4:30 that afternoon
The 31-year-old immediately went to the hospital in Las Vegas with her sister Kim and mother Kris Jenner.
Odom married Khloe in 2009 after a whirlwind romance, but by 2013 she had filed for divorce.
It came after the pair seemed to be spending less time together and there were rumours he had cheated.
In August 2013, the Kardashian Kollection designer kicked him out of their house and he started living with friends.
However, it was recently revealed that the pair have remained in touch since separating.
In a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe was caught exchanging flirty messages over the phone with her ex-husband.
Kylie Jenner was in the middle of a livestream when news of Odom's collapse broke, and immediately ended the video. Her sister Kendall, in Shanghai for fashion week, tweeted 'please don't go' Wednesday morning.
Kris Jenner posted a photo of Odom on Instagram on Wednesday, writing; 'Please pray for Lamar' while Rob Kardashian also shared a photo of himself and the basketball star, writing; 'Praying nonstop for my brother.'
A source told People: 'They're pretty sure this is goodbye, but they're praying for a miracle.
'They know that God has the power to heal him, but that's really the last hope at this point. This is really bad.'
It was supposed to be a celebratory week for the Kardashians as well reports E! News, as Kim's baby shower was planned for this weekend.
She has now cancelled the event which had a Troop Beverly Hills theme and was to be hosted by friend Allison Azoff.
Azoff is the same friend whose family hosted Khloe and Lamar's 2009 wedding at their Beverly hills estate.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was one of Odom's many visitors on Wednesday and spoke to reporters outside the hospital, saying that doctors he spoke to say Odom is recovering - an account which drastically differs from those of other sources.
'Apparently from what the doctor said, he was much better off today than yesterday. He at least has some responsiveness now,' Jackson said. 'He's got tubes in him now but we felt inspired by his presence.'
'We're just holding hands and hoping he can bounce back,' Jackson added.
However, sources told TMZ that Jackson was only let in to pray next to Odom for three minutes and that he was 'flat-out wrong' about Odom's condition.
The tragedy began to unfold when Odom visited legal brothel Love Ranch Vegas in Pahrump, Nevada alone on Saturday. Witnesses say he seemed 'lost'.
A source told Daily Mail Online: 'He was all freaked out about Khloe, fixated on her. He was showing the girls photos of them together and wanted to pour his heart out, he wasn't there just for sex, he needed a shoulder to cry on, companionship. He seemed lost.
'It's not uncommon for celebrity clients to come in to unwind and have a girlfriend experience, they feel they can come here without being watched or followed.
'Lamar seemed really stressed out when he showed up, the girls tried to relax him and gave him a full body massage.
'But ultimately he wanted to party and would break down in tears from time to time. He told the girls he was a broken man, that he thought his life was a mess and he had no direction.
'He was partying non-stop, using cocaine and taking Viagra and the girls saw other drugs paraphernalia lying around.
'It was sad to see, he was a shadow of the NBA star we all know and love.'
Odom was being transported to Desert View Hospital around 4:16 Pm on Tuesday October 13th. TMZ is told Khloe Kardashian is now by his side
This is the video obtained by TMZ.com of Lamar Odom's ride in the Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue vehicle from the Brothel named Love Ranch South
A worried looking Kris Jenner is pictured leaving Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada early Wednesday morning, after rushing to be by the side of her former son-in-law Lamar Odom
One of Kris' security guards appeared to be wheeling a cart full of suitcases out of the hospital early Wednesday morning
Kris Jenner posted a photo of Lamar on Instagram asking that people pray for him as he lays in the hospital
Kourtney Kardashian (above) arrived at the hospital early Wednesday afternoon after taking North and Penelope to ballet that morning in LA
Kendall Jenner (above) kept a very low profile and hid behind security as she entered the hospital Wednesday shortly after her sister Kourtney
Odom's father, Joe, was seen in Las Vegas, where he is thought to have visited his son. He looked downcast as he walked along, smoking a cigarette
Odom's father Joe wore a colorful shirt and Nike sneakers to visit his son at the hospital on Wednesday and was later seen buying a suit at a tall and large store (above)
Investigators are looking into whether Lamar had visitors during his time at the brothel and what phone calls he may have made from there.
Detective Michael Eisenloffel, who is investigating the incident, refused to say however what items of the star’s were taken away after he was taken to hospital and if there were any drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the room.
In the first 911 recording, a woman at the brothel identifying herself as Misty says a 'client is not breathing.' She doesn’t identify him as Lamar, saying he is a man in his late 20s.
She then calls again in a panic, worried he is 'not breathing.' She says he is unconscious and he has 'white stuff coming out of his mouth and blood out of his nose.'
In the third 911 recording, Richard Hunter, the brothel’s media director, tells the receiver: 'He is breathing regularly.
'He is snoring a little bit but he is breathing consistently.
'He has a little bit of fluid coming from his nose and mouth which has a red coloring to it. It’s not red like blood, it’s more pinkish.
DID KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS RERUN FUEL HIS DRUGS BINGE?
Sources with knowledge of how Odom spent the last few days said that he was upset on Sunday by a phone call about his portrayal on an episode broadcast that night of Keeping up with the Kardashians.
While he has been off the show since he split with Khloe in 2009, he is still a topic of conversation among the family members and Sunday's re-run episode involved a scene in which Khloe said she was worried Lamar would 'spiral' out of control.
He had already checked in to the brothel, but was said to have taken phonecalls about the re-run.
Khloe could be seen taking a call from Lamar after news broke of the drug-related death of his best friend Jamie Sangouthai, the best man at their wedding.
‘Lamar has suffered so much loss in his life - I’m always going to be there for Lamar especially when something as tragic as this happens,’ Khloe said.
‘I’m really on high alert for Lamar because anything I think will cause him to spiral and that’s really the last thing I want for him.'
During the same episode, Kim criticized Khloe for acting ‘flirty’ while taking to Lamar on the phone.
Later on, Khloe admitted her ‘heart dropped to her stomach’ when she thought Lamar was trying to see her during a Las Vegas club appearance.
The season 10 finale aired afterwards, and a promo for next season showed Khloe telling Kim that Lamar and her new boyfriend James Harden had run into each other at a Las Vegas nightclub.
Kris Jenner was also seen encouraging Khloe to sign divorce papers to officially end her marriage to the former NBA star.
A Kardashian spokesman told Daily Mail Online that Odom's medical emergency 'had nothing to do with the show'.
'I saw it coming out of his nose. He is breathing with his mouth open a little bit, snoring and breathing regularly. I’m trying to speak to him and I am hearing a couple of whimpers.
'He is in a deep sleep for sure. I know CPR but there is no reason to do that if he is breathing regularly, right? He is on his right side.”
He is then told by the operator to move him onto his left side.
Mr Hunter then ends the call, and other voices can be heard as Lamar is manouvered on the bed onto his left side.
He says: 'I’ve got him on his left side. He has stuff coming out of his mouth and nose. He [Lamar] took Reload, a 72-hour strong sexual enhancer performer for men. He has taken a bunch of these. It was over a three-day period.
'You can add this to it. Someone just told me that he had some cocaine on him that he finished on Saturday.
'Since then he’s been alert, conscious and all that.'
The operator asks him, 'As far as you know, no cocaine since Saturday?'
Mr Hunter replies: 'That is correct.'
Brothel owner Dennis Hof says that over the weekend, Odom consumed 10 herbal Viagra pills called 'Reload' and two-thirds of a bottle of cognac, but says no drugs were found.
But Daily Mail Online understands that staff at the Love Ranch helped clear Odom's bedroom of any incriminating evidence of drug use before the authorities arrived.
The source said: 'The girls were freaked out. They had been partying with him and taking cocaine but he seemed fine. They didn't leave him alone very long, maybe a few hours.
'He could have shot some other drugs while they weren't there, but they can't be sure what he had taken. He didn't collapse while they were in the room.'
The source says the Love Ranch has a strict no drugs policy, but there's little staff can do about celebrity clients who bring their own stuff in.
The source says Odom was a 'regular' visitor to the Love Ranch - contradicting its assertion he had never visited before - felt 'comfortable' as a guest and had stayed in the same VIP suite before.
'He felt he could really unwind here,' the source said. 'The girls were really looking after him, giving him full body massages and having long talks. Everyone is in shock.'
Brothel owner Hof says Odom was in high spirits when he picked the athlete up at his LA gated community on Saturday, but says he became 'bummed' after receiving a phone call on Sunday.
Sources tell TMZ that the phone call was related to his portrayal on the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and that after taking the call he became 'irate' and remained inconsolable up until he was found unconscious.
Other sources told TMZ though that Odom was popping 8 to 10 of these pills at a time, and that he used regular Viagra as well.
While Viagra is a widely used and considered a generally safe drug, it does come with some rare side effects that can cause low blood pressure, heart attack and even stroke.
'Of course everybody's thinking, 'Well, maybe it was drugs.' We didn't see any effects of that,' Hof told E! 'He was going to sleep every night, and I don't think he was doing any drugs - although you never can tell. He was doing an herbal Viagra and a lot of it.'
Two prostitutes found the former NBA star unconscious and foaming at the mouth on Tuesday afternoon in a VIP house attached to the legal brothel.
'There was some blood coming out of him. The 911 operator asked them to turn him on his left side and of course he's a big guy, so it was a big challenge,' Hof said. 'They did that and a lot of stuff started coming out of him. He started throwing up and they say it was a horrifying sight...Then the paramedics took over.'
It's believed the last time someone saw Odom alert was at 6am on Tuesday as the partying ground to a halt, when one prostitute woke him up to tell him she was leaving. He was found unconscious later in the day, around 3:15pm.
Odom had been taken by ambulance to the nearby Desert View Hospital, where doctors intubated the basketball player, but he did not regain consciousness.
In a statement released to Daily Mail Online, Hof said Odom had arrived 'alone' at the ranch and spent some time socializing with some of the girls and staff.
'He was polite and reserved, and told multiple employees that he was there to get some privacy and spend time relaxing,' Hof said.
'He largely kept to himself, and at no time did he engage in any drug use in the presence of anyone in the house. He did drink alcohol from our bar, and was taking some herbal sexual enhancement capsules. At his request, he spent Monday evening alone in his suite.
'Around 3.15pm on Tuesday, several employees found him breathing but unresponsive and immediately called 911. An ambulance arrived shortly thereafter and transported him to Pahrump's Desert View Hospital.
'My staff cooperated fully with Nye County Sheriff's Department investigators who arrived on the scene after Lamar was transported for care.
'On behalf of my entire staff I would like to express my sincere concern for his well being and convey our best wishes for his full recovery.'
The basketball star is believed to have spent a five-figure sum after arriving alone at the Love Ranch's top suite on Saturday.
Love Ranch spokesman Richard Hunter told Daily Mail Online the NBA star had spent ‘multiples of five figures’ during his stay – but had appeared to want ‘companionship’ and had asked to spend his last night alone.
Odom had paid to stay in the VIP suite at the Love Ranch brothel in Pahrump, Nevada this weekend. He was found unconscious by two prostitutes
Above, the view of the bathroom in the VIP suite at the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious Tuesday afternoon
This is the VIP suite in a Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious. Lamar paid thousands of dollars to stay in the VIP suite at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South, near Pahrump, for four days
He said there was no appearance that he was suicidal, and said that police had taken away all the brothel’s stocks of Reload, the $4-a-pill herbal Viagra substitute which Odom had taken.
‘To my knowledge it was the first time he has ever been here,’ he said.
‘You’d think a celebrity in Vegas wouldn't have a problem finding people to hang out with but people feel there is a certain discretion here.
‘It was kind of unusual for a celebrity like him to come here alone. Usually the guys have one or two friends with them, then they separate when they get here into different areas.
‘Without knowing him personally, whatever was going on with his circle of friends in Las Vegas, it seemed that was something he wanted to get away from. I think it was obviously important for him to get here alone to a secluded place.
The exact kind of stroke Odom is believed to have suffered involves a blood clot blocking blood flow to the brain, and is often a result of a cocaine overdose. The insider said that Odom started taking cocaine on Friday and 'chocked on his mucus'.
That report is seconded by a source who said that the mucus in Odom's lungs was caused by smoking crack-cocaine. That source added that doctors also found opiates in the ex-NBA star's system and needle marks on one of his arms.
'I'm obviously hoping that he can pull through this, and that in some fortunate way this becomes the beginning of a different ending,' said good friend and New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher in an interview with the Associated Press.
Fishrer, who played with lamar on the Lakers, later toldCNN; 'Lamar Odom was one of the greatest people I've ever known. That's the way I see him. I don't see him through the prism of choices he has made. I view him through the heart and soul of the person he really is.'
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly spoke with the media on Wednesday revealing that blood had been drawn from Lamar and would be tested for drugs
As Khloe Kardashian posed for a sultry lingerie shoot in Beverly Hills for People, her ex-husband was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada
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 (pictured together in May 2012), who filed for divorce in 2013 after marrying him in 2009
However, it appears the overdose was not intentional but possibly a result of Odom's history of drug abuse.
'The long term effects of his drug use have taken a toll on his body and the binge this time was too much to handle,' a source told E!
Odom is reportedly on life support in a coma, with his heart, lungs and kidneys failing. Multiple sources say the overdose follows an upsetting call Odom received on Sunday, in connection to his portrayal on Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof says Odom was in high spirits when he picked the athlete up at his LA gated community on Saturday, but says he became 'bummed' after receiving a phone call on Sunday.
Sources tell TMZ that the phone call was related to his portrayal on the reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians, and that after taking the call he became 'irate' and remained inconsolable up until he was found unconscious.
TMZ says Odom was allegedly triggered by a re-run of Keeping Up With The Kardashians which aired on Sunday, in which Khloe told the cameras she was worried Lamar would ‘spiral’ out of control after the recent drug-related death of his best friend. A Kardashian spokesman told Daily Mail Online that Odom's medical emergency 'had nothing to do with the show'.
The Kardashians are not filming at the hospital or in Las Vegas.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU OVERDOSE?
In severe cases an overdose can induce a stroke, which occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced
An overdose occurs where a person takes a quantity of drugs that their body is unable to cope with.
There are a number of signs and symptoms that a person has overdosed, that depend on the type of drug used.
Opioids, benzodiazephines and alcohol are all depressants, which means they slow the central nervous system, affecting breathing and heart rate.
Too much of any of these drugs can kill or cause permanent brain damage.
Overdoing it on alcohol can cause seizures, irregular breathing and unconsciousness.
Where a person overdoses on amphetamines, such as speed and ice, they are at high risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, seizure or drug-induced psychotic episodes.
Signs and symptoms include:
chest pain severe headache seizures difficulty breathing hallucinations unconsciousness
Taking a cocktail of different illicit drugs at once puts undue strain on the body, and dramatically increases the risk of overdose and the subsequent health complications.
Hypoxic brain injury, caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, is often a consequence of heroin overdose.
The brain injuries can cause coma, seizures and in the worst cases, brain death.
The longer a person is not breathing, the more potential damage is done, because the brain is being deprived of oxygen.
WHAT TRIGGERS A STROKE?
In severe cases, overdose can trigger a stroke, as well as heart attack, and severe respiratory problems.
Lifestyle factors including heavy or binge drinking and indulging in the use of illicit drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamines, are both recognised by experts risk factors for stroke.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced, experts at the Mayo Clinic state.
The condition can be caused by a blocked artery - known as an ischemic stroke - or the leaking or bursting of a blood vessel - known as a haemorrhagic stroke.
This CT scan, of an unnamed patient, reveals in yellow the area of the brain damaged by a stroke
A haemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain leaks or ruptures.
Haemorrhages can be caused by a number of conditions that affect blood vessels, typically uncontrolled high blood pressure, as well as weak spots in blood vessel walls, known as aneurysms.
Within the definition of haemorrhagic stroke, there are two different kinds.
An intracerebral haemorrhage is where a blood vessel bursts and spills into the surrounding brain tissue, damaging brain cells.
Any brain cells that lie beyond the leak do not receive oxygenated blood and are therefore also damaged.
High blood pressure and trauma are among the factors that can trigger this type of bleed.
Meanwhile the second form is a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
This is where an artery on, or near the surface of the brain bursts and spills into the space between the surface of your brain and skull.
This type of bleed is often signalled by a sudden and severe headache.
A subarachnoid haemorrhage is commonly caused by an aneurysm bursting, and can cause the blood vessels in the brain to widen and narrow erratically, causing brain cell damage by restricting blood flow.
Source: Mayo Clinic and Overdoseday.com
Odom's father Joe has reportedly said he believes that his son had been drugged and was recently depressed
While sister Kim rushed with Khloe to be by Lamar's side, Kourtney (right) took niece North West (left) and daughter Penelope (right) to dance practice early Wednesday before flying out
Kourtney Kardashian was later seen boarding a private airplane at Van Nuys airport, likely en route to Las Vegas
Kylie Jenner also wasn't in Las Vegas. Instead pictured driving to a mall with her boyfriend Tyga on Wednesday
'There was some blood coming out of him. The 911 operator asked them to turn him on his left side and of course he's a big guy, so it was a big challenge,' Hof said of the moment Odom's body was found.
'They did that and a lot of stuff started coming out of him. He started throwing up and they say it was a horrifying sight...Then the paramedics took over.'
In an appearance on Nancy Grace, Hof said that two girls left Odom's room at 6am on Tuesday and that he seemed fine. Some of his staff returned at midday that day to bring by some food but said he was asleep. When some of his 'girls' stopped by three hours later, they found him unconscious and foaming from the mouth.
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 6ft 10in he was too tall to be airlifted.
His former LA Lakers team mate Kobe Bryant has also been seen visiting the Sunrise Hospital after leaving his team's game against the Sacramento Kings early last night
CELEBRITIES TWEET OUT SUPPORT TO COMATOSE LAMAR ODOM
Everyone please pray for @RealLamarOdom to make it through this. Great player, even better person!
—Kris Humphries, Washington Wizards and Kim Kardashian's ex-husband
PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!
—Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
I can't help but to be up right now... THINKING about my ex teammate/ friend LO.. On my knees praying...please God let him pull thru..
—Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
I couldn't sleep last night. sitting and thinking about LO as the person I know him as and thinking about what he has gone thru in his life
—Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
everyone will ask why or say how could he do this or that. if you're not walking in life thru his eyes you will never know what it's like
—Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
I pray ths morning for my brother. Dear God he's one of the good ones. PLEASE watch over him and listen to his heart speak #PrayersForLamar
—Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Odom's former sister in law posted this tweet after news of the former NBA star's collapse. The supermodel is currently in Shanghai for fashion week
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lamar Odom and his family at this time.
Sending love to Lamar Odom & his family
—Ariel Winter, Modern Family actress
Prayers to Lamar Odom. One of the lefties I looked up to growing up! God bless
—Justise Winslow, Miami Heat
Saddened to hear about Lamar Odom.. Hoping he can pull through.
—Miles Teller, actor
We ALL got some "type" of demon that we need to be delivered from. Lets keep Lamar Odom lifted up in prayer.
—Jacob Latimore, musician
Prayers go out to Lamar Odom, he's been through a lot, an incredible person, praying for you bro, just fight another battle. #QueensBoys —Charlie Villanueva, Dallas Mavericks
The medical emergency is bringing even the most estranged members of the Kardashian clan together, including Khloe's brother Rob who has cut ties with his family in recent years. Rob lived with Khloe and Lamar during their short marriage, and had a close friendship with his then brother-in-law.
Eldest Kardashian sister Kourtney spent the morning in Los Angeles, taking her daughter Penelope and niece North West to ballet practice before later boarding a private plane out of town.
Her recently estranged partner, Scott Disick, was also rumored to be rushing to Odom's side, but it's unclear if he is actually at the hospital since he has checked into the Cliffside Malibu rehabilitation center.
'Everyone has dropped everything to get there,' a source told People. 'There are a lot of calls and texts going back and forth as everyone is figuring out how they can help and be there for each other. They are asking their close friends to pray for Lamar, for healing and strength.
'There is confusion about his condition, and they don't know the extent of his injuries, but I'll tell you this: they wouldn't just drop everything unless it was serious.
'The family has been told that this isn't just a minor thing; that it was extremely serious.'
Rev Jesse Jackson went to the hospital to pray for Odom on Wednesday, and said that he was improving. But sources tell TMZ that the reverend was only let in for 30 minutes and was 'flat-out wrong' about Odom's condition
Dennis Hof, pictured, owner of the Love Ranch in Nevada says that two of his workers found Odom unconscious
Meanwhile speaking outside the facility, Odom's personal trainer Fareed Samad said he believed his client has suffered a 'momentary lapse' and had previously been working out for three hours a day in a bid to get fit.
He explained: 'This is all of a sudden. He was doing so well and was looking to get back to fitness.
'Next thing you know someone calls and tells me he is unconscious.'
Asked why he thought the NBA star had gone to the brothel, Mr Samad added: 'When he wakes up we will find out.'
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
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 was 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, who also has the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Carson City.
The Love Ranch, which is located about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, offers a number of services including 4-Play for Two, Oil Wrestling, Viagra and Vibrators, and the Girlfriend Experience (GFE).
Hof, a 68-year-old Arizona native, bought the Love Ranch in 2010, Las Vegas Weekly reported. He owns nine brothels and a strip club in Nevada, according to CNBC.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof said Odom was discovered unconscious in his room by ranch workers Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe who immediately called for a manager
The Love Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, where Lamar Odom was found unconscious by two ranch workers before being rushed to hospital
A sign outside the brothel where Odom was found. Mr Hof estimated that Odom had possibly taken 10 herbal Viagra substitutes
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.
There are sometimes as many as 50 women working on-site at the 24-hour brothels and they are open 365 days a year in order to provide services with no appointment required.
Patrons are allowed to attempt to 'line up' one of the ladies beforehand online, but they can also just go to the bar and drink to try and find a date.
The ranch accepts credit and debit cards and shows up on bills as 'Cash Advance, Lake Tahoe'. Cash is also accepted and although tipping is not required, it is somewhat encouraged.
Between all of the ranches, including the Love Ranch, there are more than 500 licensed ladies and each one of the brothels typically services between 50 and 100 clients per day. Among the options for customers at the Love Ranch is the GFE, which is described on the brothel's website: 'Imagine a girl you can truly be yourself around. A lady you can share your erotic desires and intimate moments with. Someone who is always happy to see you, accepts you for who you are, as you are and is waiting to fulfill your every need - physical, emotional, sexual... with no strings attached.'
The women who work at the ranch are independent contractors so there are no set prices in place, but customers at the brothel reportedly have to shell out hundreds of dollars to get tended to.
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
A basketball fan holds a Lamar Odom jersey out of his car window as he drives past the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas
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 in 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.
The basketball star's estranged father Joe claimed 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.'
Lamar's paternal grandmother Florence Odom has also spoken out about her grandson.
'I'm praying to God. I'm asking God to please let him survive,' she told NBC News.
Mrs Odom says the last time she saw her grandson was in March 2014 for a funeral.
'Lamar is special,' she added. 'He made himself a name all over the world. And he's just a cutie.'
Odom is a two-time NBA champion and won a Bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic in Athens.
His 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 she had filed for divorce.
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.
Lamar Jr, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and daughter Destiny at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards
He entered a rehab program shortly after but left just 24 hours later. The divorce was finalized this past July.
Lamar Odom with his father Joe in 2008. Joe says he believes that his son has been drugged after being found unconscious
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 aged 6½-months from sudden infant death syndrome.
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.
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.'
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 then ran to her car and drove away from the scene.
He was interviewed by TMZ shortly aft
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