Lamar Odom on Life Support But Showing ‘Responsiveness’

by October 14, 2015

There is no official word out yet on the condition of Lamar Odom, who’s fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital.

According to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Odom is currently on life support but has shown signs of responsiveness.

NBA-wide support and love continues to pour in for the popular forward—who just last year was attempting a comeback—and a number of players and front-office personnel have paid him a visit in the hospital.

Per the OC Register:

“Doctors felt he is much better off today than he was yesterday,” Jackson added. “At least there is some responsiveness now.” […] Jackson didn’t elaborate, but said Odom had “tubes running out” of his body. He said he spent roughly 30 minutes with Odom, though said Jackson only spent a few minutes with Odom praying for him. The website’s report also said Odom had suffered multiple strokes and was on dialysis.


Jackson confirmed that Odom’s ex-wife, reality star Khloe Kardashian, was by his side at the hospital. He also said Lakers star Kobe Bryant visited Odom on Tuesday night. […] Bryant and Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak left the Lakers game at the MGM Grand to see the former Laker.


“(It) was a humane, appreciative gesture on the part of Kobe to spend time with his friend last night,” Jackson said. […] Odom was found unconscious at a brothel about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas. According to Nye County sheriff officials, the player was experiencing a medical emergency and unresponsive when an ambulance transported him to the hospital.