Lamar Odom Drug Overdose: Brain Damage Likely After Mulitple Strokes

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Lamar Odom Drug Overdose Brain Damage

By Shari Weiss |

Lamar Odom Drug Overdose Brain Damage

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Lamar Odom overdosed on drugs and likely suffered brain damage, according to sources close to the situation.

As Gossip Cop reported, the former NBA player was found unresponsive on Tuesday at a Nevada brothel, where he had been partying since Saturday. Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof claimed Odom had only been taking an herbal substitute for Viagra, but said that a mucus-like substance was coming from his nose and mouth when he was found. Doctors in Las Vegas, where Odom is hospitalized, now believe he accidentally overdosed on drugs.

There is said to be evidence Odom was using crack cocaine as well as other illicit substances. The athlete has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction over the last few years, and it’s possible that this alleged new binge pushed his body to its breaking point. Odom suffered multiple strokes as a result, and the lack of oxygen is believed to have caused brain damage.

But because Odom remains unconscious, the extent of that damage is not yet known, and his prognosis is unclear. The star is breathing with the help of a ventilator, and is receiving dialysis for kidney failure. Estranged wife Khloe Kardashian arrived at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center on Tuesday night, and remains by his bedside. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.


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