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Lamar Odom found unconscious in brothel after taking Viagra

HOSPITALISED: Lamar Odom

FORMER NBA star Lamar Odom was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital after he was found unconscious in a brothel over the weekend.

Odom, 35, who won National Basketball Association championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, experienced a "medical emergency" at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly confirmed last night (Oct 14).

Odom, the estranged husband of Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV star Khloé Kardashian, had been taking what Dennis Hof, the brothel's owner, characterised to NBC News as "herbal Viagra," and "he was taking a lot of it."

But no illegal drugs were found in Odom's room, Hof claimed.

Odom, who checked in Saturday (Oct 10), was found unconscious late afternoon, NBC News reported.

"We called 911, and the 911 told my staff what to do: turn him over on his left side," Hof said.

"There was this terrible foaming stuff coming out of him. He was throwing up, a little bit of blood."

Sheriff Wehrly said Odom was treated first at Desert View Hospital in the nearby town of Pahrump before being taken by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, about 60 miles away.

Arrangements had been made to fly Odom to the Las Vegas hospital, but he was too tall to fit in the helicopter, authorities said.

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