“Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad,” Destiny and Lamar Odom Jr. said in the statement to ET. “We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.”
UPDATE: 10/15/ 2015
The Kardashians are showing their support for Lamar Odom on social media.
Kourtney Kardashian on Thursday tweeted a photo of the former NBA star and fellow reality TV personality with her son, Mason. She wrote: “Believing in the power of prayer for this beautiful soul.”
Her younger sister Kylie Jenner shared an image of herself with Odom on Instagram. The caption read: “Let’s dance again together soon. Prayers up for Lamar please.”
Kris Jenner and Rob Kardashian also posted pictures and asked for prayers on the photo-sharing site.
Khloe Kardashian is with her estranged husband at a Las Vegas hospital, where he remains after being found unconscious Tuesday at a Crystal, Nevada, brothel. There’s been no official word on Odom’s condition, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson visited him Wednesday and said he’s on life support.
Odom’s grandmother Florence Odom and his father, Joe Odom, declined to discuss his condition Thursday.
Khloe Kardashian and the owner of the Love Ranch are sparring over the media frenzy surrounding Lamar Odom, who is hospitalized after being found unconscious at the Nevada brothel.
Both sides say Kardashian’s reps reached out to brothel owner Dennis Hof on Wednesday, asking him not to speak to the press.
Hof says he’s troubled by the lack of communication from Kardashian. He says he angrily dismissed their request that she do interviews instead of him.
“I know what happened,” Hof said. “I’m the one protecting my business and telling the truth about it.”
Kardashian’s rep says they politely asked Hoff to respect their privacy.
Odom remains hospitalized in Las Vegas after being found unconscious Tuesday at the Crystal, Nevada, brothel.
After the former NBA star was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel, friends and family have rushed to his bedside, including Reverend Jesse Jackson. After departing from the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Jesse took the time to update reporters on Lamar’s status.
One Twitter user, @billoram, was present outside the hospital and live-tweeted Jesse’s words. When asked if he thought Lamar was on life support, Jesse responded “I would think so,” and later added: “Doctors felt he is much better off today than he was yesterday. At least there is some responsiveness now.”
Jesse also offered insight into how his ex Khloe Kardashian is holding up: “She’s strong and she’s hopeful and she’s acting and loving and by his side.”
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However, TMZ is reporting that Lamar has suffered multiple strokes: “We’re told an MRI revealed since being admitted to the hospital in Las Vegas Tuesday night, Lamar suffered multiple strokes. It’s unclear if brain damage resulted from the strokes. We’re also told Lamar is on a 3-5 hour dialysis for kidney failure. Our sources say Lamar remains unconscious and unresponsive, which is in contrast to what Jesse Jackson just told the media.”
TMZ continues: “Our sources inside the hospital say Jackson was allowed in for 3 minutes to pray with him, and that was it. The sources say Jackson is flat-out wrong about Lamar’s condition.”
Looks like we’ll have to wait for confirmed news on Lamar’s condition to come from his doctors.
Kobe Bryant and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak are said to have held up the Lakers team plane to visit Odom, who despite his issues is well-liked among present NBA players. Several including Dwyane Wade, Derek Fisher and Shaquille O’Neal have expressed their support and offered their prayers. E! Entertainment television offered its support to Odom and the Kardashian family and says it’s not currently filming the family through this crisis.
Lamar’s former girlfriend, Liza Morales and their two children, 17-year-old Lamar, Jr. and 13-year-old Destiny are on their way from New York to Las Vegas, the Daily Mail reports. They also say Lamar and Liza were heading to court soon to continue and ongoing child custody and child support dispute. Other sources are reporting that despite signing divorce papers, Lamar’s pending divorce to Khloe Kardashian has not been fully dissolved.
Multiple reports are circulating based on quotes from the Love Ranch personnel where Odom was found is that Odom may have been upset after the Sunday night airing of a repeat of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which shows Khloe hoping that her estranged husband wasn’t “spiraling out of control” after the drug-related death of his childhood friend.
The Daily Mail spoke to Odom’s father, Joe Odom, and his paternal grandmother, Florence Odom.
He told Hollywood Life: ‘Somebody drugged my son. There’s no way he’s down there partying crazy like that. No way. I knew something was wrong because I’ve been calling him all day and he hasn’t been answering.
‘I need all his fans to send him well wishes. If Khloe knows anything about this, please, tell her to call me. We all love Lamar and want him to pull through this.’
Lamar’s paternal grandmother Florence Odom has also spoken out about her grandson.
‘I’m praying to God. I’m asking God to please let him survive,’ she told NBC News.
Mrs Odom says the last time she saw her grandson was in March 2014 for a funeral.
‘Lamar is special,’ she added. ‘He made himself a name all over the world. And he’s just a cutie.’
Lamar and Khloe with his two children on the red carpet in 2011.
Updated at 12 pm CST:
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the hospitalization of Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel (all times local):
Nye County, Nevada, Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said investigators sought a warrant to obtain a blood sample to determine if Lamar Odom suffered a drug or alcohol overdose.
Wehrly said detectives worked until early Wednesday collecting evidence and interviewing employees at the brothel where the former NBA player and reality show star was found unconscious. She said she couldn’t immediately say what they believe caused Odom to become unconscious.
But she acknowledged that medics usually turn someone on their side, as Odom was, to relieve pressure on the chest and help them breathe.
The sheriff didn’t say whether Odom ever regained consciousness while he was stabilized and taken to hospitals.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof said Odom arrived alone, was “polite and reserved,” drank alcohol from the bar and took herbal sexual enhancement capsules.
Hof said Odom didn’t use drugs in the presence of anyone in the house.
Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian has been by Lamar Odom’s side at a Las Vegas hospital since Tuesday evening.
That’s according to a person close to the Kardashians who spoke anonymously because she wasn’t authorized to speak to the press. Kardashian and Odom were married in 2009, but Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.
Odom was found unconscious Tuesday afternoon at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas.
Authorities said the 35-year-old was stabilized at the scene before being taken to a hospital. He was then transferred to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Owner Dennis Hof said Odom had been at his brothel since Saturday.
Things continue to go downhill for former NBA player and reality star Lamar Odom. After his marriage to Khloe Kardashian ended, Odom hasn’t been much in the public eye except for a few bizarre appearances – including one where he supposedly confronted his soon-to-be-ex wife outside her early morning Soul Cycle class.
But now it appears Odom may be facing a battle for his life.
The Nye County Sheriff says the airlift of Lamar had to be scratched because his 6’10” frame was too big for the chopper. Instead, he was rushed by ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital.
The Sheriff also says the call came in at 3:15 PM for an unresponsive male at the Love Ranch, and paramedics stabilized Odom during transport to an area hospital. Sheriff’s detectives conducted an investigation at the brothel. It’s unclear what, if anything, they found on scene.
Sources tell us Khloe and KimKardashian … as well as KrisJenner are heading to Las Vegas shortly to see Lamar at the hospital.
Sources at the Love Ranch tell us … 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra.
We spoke with Hof … who tells us Tuesday afternoon, a woman went into Odom’s room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious.
We’re told the woman began screaming for the manager — who called 911.
The manager rolled Lamar over on his side and saw “mucus-type liquid coming out of his nose and mouth.”
An ambulance took Lamar to Pahrump hospital, where doctors intubated him … an indication he could not breathe on his own.
We’re told Lamar is being airlifted from the hospital to Las Vegas for more treatment.
Our sources tell us, “It’s not good.”
We’re told Lamar had been partying at the ranch by himself — with no friends or entourage — and is now alone at the hospital.
Earlier this year, Odom told TMZ.com what he thought of their ‘reporting’ on his life.
SOURCE & PHOTO CREDIT: TMZ, Twitter