Lamar Odom claims he was drug free prior to a debilitating drug overdose and subsequent severe health crises in 2015 in new interview special TMZ PRESENTS: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians.
In an explosive clip from the interview, the 43-year-old former Los Angeles Laker claimed he only had a single drink on his first night at the brothel, and he claimed the late brothel owner Dennis Hof tried to kill him.
The athlete, who was married to Khloé Kardashian at the time, was found unconscious a few days after staying at the brothel, and workers at Love Ranch Vegas in Crystal, Nevada, claimed he used cocaine on his first day there, according to the Los Angeles Times .
He subsequently suffered 12 strokes, multiple heart attacks, and even kidney failure, although he miraculously recovered.
Shocking claim: Lamar Odom, 43, claimed he didn’t do any drugs before his overdose at a Nevada brothel in 2015, and he accused the late owner of wanting to kill him in the explosive new interview TMZ PRESENTS: Lamar Odom: Sex , Drugs & Kardashians, which aired Monday on FOx
In the special, which aired on Fox Monday night, Harvey Levin asked Odom why he believed.
‘I do not know. That’s just what I can tell you,” the former athlete replied.
‘I went there. I didn’t do any drugs that night. I ended up with drugs in my system,” he continued.
Levin interjected that Odom used cocaine on his first night in the brothel.
“It was only one night as far as I’m concerned,” Odom replied.
Strange circumstances: Odom claimed he only had one drink on his first night at Love Range Vegas in Crystal, Nevada in October 2015. “I was there. I didn’t do any drugs that night. I ended up with drugs in my system,” he continued
Clarification: Levin interjected that Odom allegedly used cocaine on his first night in the brothel. “It was only one night as far as I was concerned,” replied Odom; the room where Odom stayed at Love Ranch
Waking up: “I got there, was drinking and woke up three days later, tubes ripped out of my throat, didn’t know how to get there, couldn’t speak or walk,” he claimed
“I got there, was drinking and woke up three days later, tubes ripped out of my throat, didn’t know how to get there, couldn’t speak or walk,” he claimed.
After Levin asked if he was “sure” he wasn’t on drugs, he replied, “As much as I’m sure I’m a black man sitting in front of you.”
The basketball player apparently denies initial reports that he had initially consumed cocaine when he arrived at the brothel.
According to the LA Times, brothel employees reported that he had used cocaine on his first night when he called 911 to report that he was found unconscious.
Richard Hunter, a spokesman for the ranch, claimed at the time that he was spotted “a bunch of white stuff” coming out of his nose along with a “pink-colored liquid.”
Other story: Brothel employees on 911 calls said he had used cocaine on his first night, although it was not clear if he used it on subsequent nights. It was also reported that he had taken 10 doses of a Viagra-like male sexual performance supplement; seen in April 2021
Hunter also claimed that Odom had taken 10 doses of the dietary supplement Reload 72-Hour Strong Sexual Performance Enhancer for Men – which is said to have similar effects to Viagra – in the three days he was in the brothel, although it’s unclear if he took it during used other drugs all his time stay.
Though initially in a coma, Odom was reported to have been on the mend just over a week after his health crisis, and he’s miraculously recovered since.
Following his health crisis, Odom’s then-wife Khloé Kardashian put their divorce proceedings on hold to ensure he received the proper medical care.
Elsewhere in the new interview, he confessed that a drug spree with another woman that occurred during his marriage got so out of control that the woman he was dating called Khloé to ask for help.
Tense situation: Odom was married to Khloé Kardashian at the time, although she was in the process of divorcing him. She put the divorce on hold to help him make medical decisions for him; Seen in LA in 2012
“I go so high on drugs that the woman actually comes on my phone and actually calls Khloe like, ‘You have to come and get him. He’s going crazy, he’s going to kill himself,'” he said.
The two had rushed to wed in 2009 as they had only known each other for 30 days before tying the knot.
They went their separate ways in 2013, although Khloé stayed by his side to support his recovery before resuming the divorce, which was finalized on December 9, 2016.