Lamar Odom: Evidence of Cocaine Use Before Collapse and Hospitalization, Khloe Kardashian Flies Children and Father to Be By His Side

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Lamar Odom reportedly used cocaine and took several herbal Viagra tablets prior to being discovered unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly told confirmed this to the media on Wednesday.

Khloe Kardashian flew Odom's two children and his father to Las Vegas to be by his bedside. Khloe and her family members rushed to Lamar Odom right away and have remained by his side ever since.

Mom Kris Jenner asked people to pray for Lamar via social media.

"Please pray for Lamar 🙏 #ourfighter," she captioned a photo of Lamar Odom playing basketball for the Lakers.

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"When they took him to the Pahrump hospital, the people there told us, 'He doesn't look good. He doesn't look like he'll make it, and if he does, he won't be the same,'" brothel owner Dennis Hof said on Wednesday.

Hof said Lamar Odom called him on Saturday, saying he wanted to visit the brothel for a few days. Hof let him stay at his home, which is attached to the brothel.

"He was having a good time at the ranch and everything was great," Hof said.

On Sunday, Odom complained that people were "calling and bothering him."

On Tuesday, about 3:15 p.m., two women--now believed to be prostitutes--went to his room, according to Hof.

"Two women at the brothel went to check on Odom and found him unconscious," he said. "They immediately call 911, and dispatch tells the girls to roll him over on his left side and (he) starts to puke. He was totally unconscious. The girls and staff rush him out on the ambulance. The police didn't find any illegal drugs on him."

Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom more than a year ago. Papers to finalize the divorce weren't signed until this summer. The divorce courts in L.A. are backlogged at this time, meaning Khloe and Lamar's divorce isn't yet final. This means Khloe Kardashian has medical power of attorney over Lamar Odom.

"I will never, ever not love Lamar," she said during a recent interview. "I was so obsessed with him in a healthy way. He was my husband, and I still wish he was."

Hopefully Lamar Odom survives what is now being unofficially deemed an accidental overdose. If he does, do you expect he and Khloe Kardashian might reconcile?

It's clear she loves him very much.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.