We know, now there’s a shocker, huh? 2 weeks after Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, the truth of what really happened to him is coming out. Although, most of us already assumed he had drugs in his system at the time of the incident, it has now been confirmed that Odom definitely had cocaine in his system when he was first tested at the hospital. What’s more is that Odom now faces the possibility of being prosecuted for drug use.
But that is not the only thing that Lamar Odom is facing at the current time. You see, while most of his organs have started to bounce back, it appears that his kidneys have not. In fact, Odom is currently undergoing dialysis for major kidney failure, and here’s another shocker – he needs a kidney transplant. Hmm, wonder how quickly he will get it over the many folks who have been waiting for years…sigh. Plus, find out who thinks that the Kardashians have saved Lamar’s life after the jump (nope, not kidding).
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When Lamar was hospitalized Khloe was notified as his next of kin and it emerged that the estranged spouses had never finalized their divorce – proceedings which began two years ago amid Lamar’s descent into drug and alcohol abuse after his NBA career ended.
In sickness and in health indeed, because Khloe and Lamar apparently realized how much they love each other and decided to call off their divorce – which was moments away from being finalized.
Following his possible drug overdose resulting in a coma, Lamar Odom has been discharged from a Las Vegas hospital. While that’s undoubtedly a positive he could suffer lingering medical issues and may even be in need of a kidney transplant!
Yesterday Lamar was transported from Vegas to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA with Khloe Kardashian by his side (who is his doctor?!) to receive “specialized care.”
Reportedly the former NBA superstar will undergo 6 hours of daily dialysis in the hopes of rehabilitating in his failing kidneys. With the dialysis Lamar is “showing signs of improvement,” but he still ultimately may need a kidney transplant in the future. “His kidneys are shot,” explains an insider to TMZ.
Color us wrong. Earlier I said that the Kardashians weren’t technically Lamar Odom’sfamily any longer, but it turns out they are, legally anyway. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar are still very much married, sort of – at least for a few more months. And it has changed things a bit as far as Lamar’s medical decisions since Khloe is in charge.
TMZ claims that even though Lamar and Khloe finally signed their divorce papers back in July (despite initially filing back in December 2013), the divorce still isn’t official because of a backlog in cases. So technically they are still married and Khloe swooped in to make medical decisions for Lamar while he’s in a coma and unable to make his own.
In the wee hours of Friday morning Lamar was popped at 3:54 am in San Fernando Valley by the California Highway Patrol. Lamar was spotted on the 101 freeway driving in a "serpentine manner" and going too slow (only 50 MPH) when police pulled him over.
Apparently he ignored the police car's flashing sirens and drove three exits before finally pulling over. Police observed "objective signs of intoxication" and Lamar failed "numerous" field sobriety tests before being taken to the station.
The kraziness surrounding Lamar Odom'sdrug addiction rumors kontinues, and TMZ is determined to keep saying he's a major krack addict. While other sources are claiming that Lamar's battle is over prescription pills, no matter what you read or where you look, the reports are all konflicting!
In addition to the new substance abuse allegations, the big question is will Khloe Kardashian stand by her man? She's always seemed head-over-heels for her NBA star husband, and I think regardless of what happens in their marriage, she will do everything in her power to make sure he gets the help he needs. Again, depending on which "source" or "family insider" you believe, the couple is either working it out or hiring divorce lawyers.
I don't consider myself naive usually. Sure, I have my blonde moments, but I have to say I am disappointed in myself that it never crossed my mind that the Kardashian kover-up krew could be perpetuating the rumors of Lamar Odom'sdrug abuse.
Now, don't get me wrong, I wasn't born yesterday. Lamar is no angel (I'm assuming he does suffer from addiction and a penchant for bedding women who aren't his wife), but it's the deluge in which the gossip is coming that sounds a lot like Kris Jenner is trying to make him seem like a total asshat. If he does have serious problems, he needs help, not a public shaming…although we all seem to be hoping it works for Miley. She can't be tamed, though.
Radar sources share that Lamar “absolutely believes Khloe’s family has been leaking stories to the tabloid press about his drug use, and his trip to rehab last year. Khloe has been very private about Lamar’s drug addiction, as she had done for the past year."