911 Caller Pleads for Ambulance for Lamar Odom: 'He's Got Blood Coming Out of His Nose'
Former NBA player and reality TV star Lamar Odom took cocaine and up to 10 sexual enhancement supplements before he was found unconscious with blood and fluid coming out of his nose and mouth in a Nevada brothel, according to a dramatic 911 call released by law enforcement officials.
"Um, we need an ambulance... They need to hurry please. 'Cause he's got blood coming out of his nose, white stuff coming out of his mouth. They can't get him to wake up. He's, like, not, almost not breathing," a woman is heard saying during one of three calls made to 911 after Odom was reportedly found Tuesday face down in a VIP suite at Love Ranch in Crystal, about 80 miles outside Las Vegas.
During another emergency call, a man can be heard saying the former Los Angeles Laker had told Love Ranch employees he had done cocaine during the weekend.
"He apparently had some cocaine on him that has, he finished, on either, he did this Saturday," the man said in a call made public Wednesday by the Nye County Sheriff’s Department.
"So as far as you know, there's no cocaine since Saturday," the dispatcher replied.
"That is correct," the caller said.
Odom, 35, had also consumed most of a bottle of cognac and reportedly took as many as 10 herbal sexual enhancement pills called Reload for the length of his stay, The New York Daily News reported.
Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof admitted in an interview with The Washington Post that Odom had purchased the enhancement supplement at the brothel.
“It’s an herbal supplement that gives you energy,” Hof told The Post. “It’s not a pharmaceutical, not a prescription drug."
But Reload contains a "hidden drug ingredient" that can prove dangerous for consumers, the FDA has warned.
"Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away," the FDA wrote.
Odom was first brought to a hospital in Pahrump, Nevada, about a half hour's drive from Crystal. He was then rushed by to Sunrise Hospital's trauma center in Las Vegas. Emergency responders intended to transport him by helicopter, but at 6-foot-10, he was too tall to fit in the aircraft.
Odom remained hospitalized in a coma Thursday after undergoing what doctors believed to be a successful dialysis treatment after suffering kidney failure Wednesday, a source told the Daily News. He apparently suffered from a loss of oxygen and may have had an "ischemic stroke," typically caused by a blood clot preventing blood flow to the brain and is often associated with a cocaine overdose, among other drugs, E! News reported.
Officials said Odom only had a 50-50 chance of survival, the Daily News reported.
Odom had arrived at the bordello on Saturday and was reportedly infuriated by his portrayal on Sunday night’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” TMZ reported.
The program featured two phone conversations between estranged spouses Khloé Kardashian and Odom, with Kardashian worrying that her spouse might spiral out of control after a friend's drug-related death.
Kardashian, her sister, Kim Kardashian West, and their mother, Kris Jenner, were among the loved ones who rushed to be by Odom's side after his hospitalization.
Jenner took to Twitter to ask for prayers for her son-in-law, calling Odom "our fighter."
Kardiashian's brother Rob Kardashian posted an affectionate photo of he and Odom, writing, "Praying nonstop for my Brother!"
Odom's children Destiny Odom and Lamar Odom Jr., their mother Liza Morales and Odom's father, Joe, were flown to Las Vegas by Kardashian to be by the two-time NBA champion's side, E! News reported.
Destiny Odom, 17, also wrote on social media about her father, tweeting “Soon I’ll be by your side and I’ll never let go. I love you daddy. Please don’t leave us," the Daily News wrote.
Former teammate Kobe Bryant as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson were among his visitors. Jackson said Odom was on life support and improving.
"Apparently from what the doctor said, he was much better off today than yesterday. He at least has some responsiveness now," Jackson told reporters. "He's got tubes in him now, but we felt inspired by his presence."
Jackson said he has been praying with Odom.
"The ground is no place for a champion," he said. "Champions rise."