Lamar Odom reported in critical condition after Nevada brothel emergency

Lamar Odom 'Fighting For His Life'
Lamar Odom 'Fighting For His Life'

Former NBA player and reality television star Lamar Odom was reported to be on a respirator and fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel.

Odom, 35, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, suffered a medical emergency on Tuesday at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, about 80 miles (50 kms) northwest of Las Vegas, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said.

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Odom, who starred for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2004 through 2011, was taken to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, the statement said.

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Sunrise Hospital could not be reached for information on his condition. But celebrity website, which broke the news of the emergency, cited unidentified sources on Wednesday as saying Odom was in a coma and that some of his organs were failing.

Kardashian, whose whirlwind romance with Odom was captured in the reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and its spin-off "Khloe and Lamar" is at his bedside, TMZ and Us Weekly reported. The couple split in 2013 after four years of marriage and their divorce was finalized in July.

Khloe's half-sister, model Kendall Jenner, posted a tweet on Wednesday, saying "please don't go," that was believed to refer to Odom.

Odom's publicist and friend Eve Sarkisyan said in a statement that "family and friends are extremely concerned for Lamar." But she warned against "false information being circulated unofficially."

Related -- Photos of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian together:

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