Former NBA Star Lamar Odom in Hospital After Blacking Out at Brothel
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) --€” Authorities say former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom has been hospitalized after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon A. Wehrly says the department got a call Tuesday afternoon requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive man at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nev., about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas.
A sheriff's statement says Odom was stabilized and taken to Desert View Hospital in nearby Pahrump.
Officials then tried to have him flown to a Las Vegas hospital, but he was too tall for the helicopter that was available and he was driven by ambulance.
There was no further word on Odom's condition.
The 35-year-old retired from the NBA in 2013 and saw reality TV fame through his four-year marriage to Khloe Kardashian.
A person close to the Kardashians who spoke anonymously because she isn't authorized to speak with reporters told The Associated Press that Khloe Kardashian has been at Odom's side in the hospital since Tuesday evening. Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.
Authorities said the 35-year-old Odom was stabilized at the brothel before being taken to a hospital. He was then transferred to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Brother owner Dennis Hof said Odom had been at his establishment since Saturday.