Lamar Odom suffered 12 strokes and may need a kidney transplant, according to a report by TMZ. Odom made headline news on Oct. 13, when he was discovered unconscious and with a white substance coming out of his mouth at the Nevada brothel The Love Ranch. Now, a new report by the Daily Mail indicates Odom’s wife Khloe Kardashian may be stuck paying the $79,000 bill. The news that Odom suffered 12 strokes comes after weeks of varying reports regarding the former NBA player’s medical condition. Initial reports stated that Odom was on life support, then in a coma. Many feared the worse, and his wife Khloe Kardashian rushed to his side. Odom awoke from the coma and reportedly spoke to Khloe, and the two decided to put their divorce on hold. It is unclear exactly when Odom suffered 12 strokes, but according to TMZ, they occurred early during his health crisis.
The Love Ranch owner, Dennis Hof, has been very vocal with the media, including from the onset of Odom’s hospitalization. He reported to the media that Odom had taken herbal Viagra and was having a good time at the ranch with the girls. He also indicated that Odom had stayed in his home that is adjacent to the ranch. He has also been vocal on social media networks such as Twitter.
In the beginning, Hoff tweeted that Odom had been taken out of his home by ambulance.
— Dennis Hof (@DennisHof) October 14, 2015
On Oct. 24, Hoff tweeted another message about Odom.
While the news has been revealed that Odom suffered 12 strokes and may need a kidney transplant, Hoff isn’t showing any compassion when it comes to getting paid for Odom’s near fatal brothel visit.
According to a report by Radar Online, Hoff is prepared to sue Khloe Kardashian if Odom’s credit card fails to cover the tab.
“If I don’t get paid for the entire bill, I’ll sue Khloe, I know she has the money.”
Hoff continued to explain his view to Radar Online.
“We have Lamar on tape signing the credit card statement — we have a copy of his driver’s license — he was the one that determined the $75K price for the two hookers.”
The exact substance Lamar Odom overdosed on has yet to be made public. Early reports indicate that cocaine was involved.
While there is much about the case that remains uncertain, unclear and unverified, one thing is certain: Odom has a long battle ahead. TMZ continued to state that when Odom suffered 12 strokes, it impacted his ability to walk and talk and his motor skills as a whole. It is also unclear if any damage caused by the strokes is permanent or temporary, but Odom has already made impressive progress and stunned the medical community when he awoke from the coma after being in critical condition.
As the time of this writing, Khloe Kardashian hasn’t responded publicly about Dennis Hof’s demand for payment or the news that Odom suffered 12 strokes. She has been on Twitter promoting her new book with a behind-the-scenes video.
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 24, 2015
Though there isn’t much anyone can do to help Odom after suffering from the strokes, there are many fans who have volunteered to help with his kidney problems. According to TMZ, fans have contacted Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian through social media networks to offer their kidneys should he need a transplant. The fact that Odom suffered 12 strokes shows how serious his medical emergency was and how close the athlete came to losing his life.
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