Lamar Odom in coma after booze and drug binge
Estranged wife Khloé Kardashian and family are by his bedside
[Updated 20 October 2015] Lamar woke up from the coma on Friday and no longer needs a ventilator, being able to breathe on his own, but sources say he's still not out of the woods. He's on dialysis but is making progress, moving his arms and legs and showing promising signs of neurological function.
Today, news is his condition has stabilised and he has been discharged from the Vegas hospital. He was transferred by helicopter to a hospital in LA for further treatment, and was accompanied by Khloé.
[Updated 16 October 2015] Lamar is still critical, on dialysis with his organs shutting down, but a source tells Entertainment Tonight that there has been slight improvement, a moment when Lamar opened his eyes and squeezed Kim Kardashian's hand. According to ET's source, the Kardashian-Jenner family are rallying around him and praying for a miracle. "They are devastated. They have tried so hard to help Lamar with his issues and it breaks their hearts that he could lose this battle. The entire family is pulling for Lamar to make it through this."
[Updated 15 October 2015] Reports have surfaced that Kim Kardashian has cancelled her baby shower, as she rushes to Vegas to support Khloé.
A very pregnant Kim Kardashian visits Lamar at Vegas hospital in support of Khloe [Photo: TPG Images]
Lamar Odom, 35, is fighting for his life after suffering from heart failure and falling into a coma on Tuesday afternoon. The Ex NBA star, whose marriage to Khloé Kardashian is mid-divorce, reportedly took cocaine with several prostitutes at a Vegas brothel, showing them photos of Khloé and weeping that he was a 'broken man and has no direction'.
He was found there alone, unconscious and nonresponsive, after the drug-fueled bender that involved a cocktail of illicit drugs over a 4 day binge. Along with his ex-partner Liza Morales and their children Destiny, 17 and Lamar Junior, 13, Khloé has been by his bedside, with a ventilator now keeping Lamar alive. The rest of the Kardashian clan, including Kim, Kourtney, Kendall and Kris have visited Lamar at the Vegas hospital as well.
Kris Jenner visits Lamar at Vegas hospital [Photo: TPG Images}
Sources told Daily Mail that Lamar appeared stressed out and lost when he showed up at Love Ranch Vegas in Nevada, breaking down in tears, partying way too hard and chugging cocaine, Viagra and a host of other drugs. A source also told TMZ that County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said a suicide attempt has not been ruled out and needle tracks were found on one of his arms.
This is apparently a relapse into Lamar's drug use history, which is the main reason behind Khloé's decision to file for divorce in 2013, only four years after they tied the knot. We'll keep you posted if any news comes in.