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Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband Lamar Odom 'fighting for his life' after being found unconscious in brothel

Professional basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian in 2012
Professional basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian in 2012
Lamar Odom (L) and Khole Kardashian in 2012
(l-r) Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner -- (Photo by: E! Entertainment) in 2012
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in September 2010
Khloe Kardashian arrives at Cosmopolitan magazine's 50th birthday celebration at Ysabel on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Khloé Kardashian’s ex-husband Lamar Odom is reportedly “fighting for his life” after being found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada.

The 35-year-old professional athlete has had a long history of substance abuse and in the past he was even suspended by his former employer the National Basketball Association for violating their anti-drug policy.

According to TMZ Lamar was allegedly found unresponsive at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada during the afternoon on Tuesday 13 October. It’s claimed he checked into the brothel on Saturday 10 October and has been using an herbal supplement throughout his stay.

The outlet reports after partying with the prostitutes for several days in a row, someone found Lamar unconscious in his room.

Lamar Odom (L) and Khole Kardashian in 2012
Lamar Odom (L) and Khole Kardashian in 2012

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“The person rolled the former NBA star over and saw fluid streaming out of his mouth,” the website writes.

Lamar is now said to be “fighting for his life”, as he was taken by ambulance to Pahrump hospital, where he was intubated by doctors. The process of intubation indicates he was probably not breathing on his own.

Lamar was then airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas for further treatment.

(l-r) Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner -- (Photo by: E! Entertainment) in 2012
(l-r) Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner -- (Photo by: E! Entertainment) in 2012

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Khloé filed for divorce from Lamar in 2013, but the exes did not sign the legal documents to finalise the end of their marriage until July.

Although Khloé did not comment directly on Lamar’s alleged health problems, the reality star shared a tweet on Tuesday that seems to allude to the situation.

“I’m alllll (sic) about self-improvement and these are the self-help books on my bedside table,” she wrote on Twitter, attaching a picture of author Robert M. Drake’s book Black Butterfly.

Khloe Kardashian arrives at Cosmopolitan magazine's 50th birthday celebration at Ysabel on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Khloe Kardashian arrives at Cosmopolitan magazine's 50th birthday celebration at Ysabel on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Black Butterfly is dedicated to those who are dealing with the death of a loved one.

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