Lamar Odom: Athletes Tweet “Prayers Up,” Celebrities Send Love On Twitter
Lamar Odom is receiving prayers and love from athletes, celebrities, and more in the wake of his hospitalization.
As Gossip Cop reported, Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. The Nye County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the former Los Angeles Lakers player was rushed to a local hospital, before he was taken via ambulance to a Las Vegas medical facility. While he is said to be intubated, there is no official word on his current condition.
The tragic news has led to an outpouring of prayers and well-wishes on Twitter, with many using the phrase “prayers up.” Former teammate Dwayne Wade, for instance, tweeted, “PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!!” The message was retweeted by Wade’s wife Gabrielle Union.
“Prayers go out to Lamar Odom and his family please God anything u can do to help him thru this,” wrote Paul Pierce, including a prayer hands emoji. Eric Gordon posted, “Prayers up for Lamar Odom. Hoping he keeps fighting and makes it through!” Charlie Villanueva tweeted, “Prayers go out to Lamar Odom, he’s been through a lot, an incredible person, praying for you bro, just fight another battle. #QueensBoys.”
Baron Davis commented, “Praying for my bro L.O,” adding, “Real talk to[o] young for this.” Another former teammate, Quentin Richardson, said, “Praying for @RealLamarOdom!!” Meanwhile, the Miami Heat, for whom Odom played, tweeted on its official account, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Lamar Odom and his family at this time.”
Athletes, however, aren’t the only ones showing support. “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter tweeted, “Sending love to Lamar Odom & his family,” while Wendy Williams posted, “Terribly sad news. Everyone pray for Lamar Odom.” And Mack Maine said, “Prayers up for Lamar Odom.”
A number of sports writers who have spent years covering Odom have also been tweeting heartfelt tributes and recollections. Sadly, there are many on social media who are also making light of the situation, and cracking jokes about Odom’s history of drug use as well as his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Gossip Cop wishes compassion for all involved. We’ll continue to have updates.
UPDATE: More people have since taken to Twitter. Kelly Rowland tweeted, “#PrayersForLamarOdom.” Dule Hill expressed, “Prayers 4 #LamarOdom. Saddened 2 hear. All of our issues & journeys are unique. Let’s continue 2 spread love & understanding. We all need it.” Miles Teller commented, “Saddened to hear about Lamar Odom.. Hoping he can pull through.”
“The @RealLamarOdom situation is so very sad. You wonder why certain people experience so much pain,” remarked Bethenny Frankel. And Wade returned to Twitter to add, “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..”