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Lamar Odom may have gone off rails over ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’


It is still unclear what has happened to Lamar Odom that has resulted in him fighting for his life in a Las Vegas hospital, but there is some speculation that an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” may have been a trigger.

Odom had reportedly been staying at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South for several days before he was found unconscious in a VIP room Tuesday. Sources told TMZ that all seemed well with the former NBA star until an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” aired Sunday night.

In the episode, Khloe Kardashian was shown taking two phone calls from Odom. Her sister Kim was critical of Khloe for “flirting” with her ex-husband after the first call. The second was when Odom informed Khloe that his best friend Jamie Sangouthai had died of a drug overdose. Khloe said on the show — you can watch the clip at TMZ — that she was concerned about how Odom would take the loss.

“I’m really on high alert for Lamar,” she told the cameras. “Anything will set him to spiral and that’s kind of the last thing I want for him.”

In a later scene, a seemingly distraught Khloe left a nightclub after a friend informed her that Odom was in the same establishment and looking for a table.

“My heart has just dropped to my stomach,” Khloe said. “This is just not a place that I would want to see Lamar for the first time in years.”

According to TMZ, witnesses at the Ranch said Lamar was “chill” up until he got a call from someone about the show. He reportedly had ordered a bottle of cognac on Saturday, and when he was found unresponsive a third of it was left. Odom was also said to be using an herbal substitute for Viagra, with one witness claiming he was popping eight or 10 pills at a time. Another person staying at the Ranch said Odom was using actual prescription Viagra.

Odom struggled with depression after the death of his friend, and he reportedly had a drug relapse just days later.

The latest reports on Odom’s condition indicate his organs are failing and Khloe and others are with him in the hospital.


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