Lamar Odom’s tragedy is only getting worse, and his publicist has finally released an official statement regarding the former NBA star’s hospitalization and current condition.
According to Us Weekly, Lamar Odom’s publicist, Eve Sarkisyan, released a statement regarding the tragedy on behalf of his family, stating that they simply ask the public to respect their privacy during this difficult time. The statement went on to say that those close to Lamar are “extremely concerned” for him, and while there are many rumored reports swirling about the internet regarding his condition, they ask that you don’t believe everything you hear.
“Please don’t listen to the false information being circulated unofficially,” said Sarkisyan on behalf of Lamar Odom’s family.
This statement comes shortly after rumors began making headlines stating that the Khloe & Lamar star had been pronounced brain dead following his hospitalization late Tuesday night after being discovered unconscious in a VIP suite at the Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada.
The Inquisitr reported earlier on the rumors regarding Lamar Odom being brain dead only a few hours ago, though, as reported, those claims have yet to be confirmed by his family, his publicist, or by authorities.
While rumors of Lamar being brain dead may not have been confirmed, those close to the former NBA star have said it’s not looking good. Lamar was reportedly found unconscious by two female employees of the Love Ranch South after a long weekend of partying there alone. TMZ first reported on the tragedy Tuesday evening.
According to the report by TMZ, Dennis Hof, the owner of the Love Ranch South, reportedly turned the unconscious Lamar over to find a “mucus-type” liquid coming out of his nose and mouth. While it was unclear as to what could have caused Lamar Odom’s condition, a few of the female employees at the Ranch stated that Lamar had allegedly been taking some form of herbal Viagra all weekend.
Once first responders arrived, it was believed that Lamar had to be intubated because he could not breathe on his own. Updates were made throughout the night, stating that Lamar was in a coma and had to be rushed by ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital. By late evening, it was said that Lamar’s condition had been marked as critical and that he was breathing with the assistance of machines. TMZ’s final update stated that Lamar was in serious condition with “serious problems with his kidneys and lungs,” as well as alleged heart failure.
While his condition does seem to be severe, as of this report, no major claims regarding the former basketball star’s condition have been confirmed. Lamar Odom’s father, Joe, has reportedly reached out to the public regarding his son’s condition, but his statement didn’t reveal much. According to the Inquisitr, Joe Odom sent out a plea to his son’s fans and to the public in general for well wishes for Lamar.
“I knew something was wrong because I’ve been calling him all day and he hasn’t been answering. I’m depressed right now — this is messed up! What can I do right now? That’s my son. I’m really hurt right now.”
His statement went on to call out Khloe Kardashian, Lamar’s ex-wife, to reach out to him if she knew anything regarding Lamar’s current condition. It was said that she, along with Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, were in Las Vegas when news about Lamar’s condition broke and that they rushed immediately to the hospital to be by his side.
As stated earlier, there are no confirmed reports regarding Lamar Odom’s current condition after being rushed to the hospital other than that he remains unresponsive and in critical condition.
Stay with the Inquisitr as Lamar Odom’s tragedy continues to unfold. We will update readers if and when an official statement is made.