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We earlier covered the tragic situation involving Lamar Odom, and you can read that story here.

We have some very bleak news in the form of an update about the former NBA basketball player. It appears, as of 1:40 pm, doctors are saying that Odom has a 50/50 chance of survival because four of his organs, which include his kidneys, are failing, sources at the hospital told TMZ.

Apparently, he had cocaine and opiates in his system, but nobody is able to tell (for some odd reason) whether the track marks on his arms are from past use of heroine or if they are new... and fresh. A source also tells E! News that Odom appears to have suffered a stroke as a result of a drug overdose. "Likely there's brain damage, but they're not sure how much," said the source. "Virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system."

It is unlikely that it was a suicide attempt, but you can't be certain. Regardless of the exact specifics of the situation, it's really a sad time for all of the friends and family of the athlete. Of course that includes the Kardashian clan among many others.

Kobe Bryant visited his friend Odom at the hospital
Kobe Bryant visited his friend Odom at the hospital

One of the most shocking elements of this is that Khloe Kardashian still makes all the decisions surrounding Lamar's medical treatment

According to TMZ, even though they signed their divorce papers back in July, the courts are apparently backlogged and the divorce won't be deemed final for at least another two months.

Therefore, Khloe is still legally Lamar's wife and can make medical decisions for him. TMZ is reporting that she already has made some since he arrived.

This is a messy situation, and I think all we can do as onlookers is think positive thoughts and pray (if that's what you do) for this troubled man and those who care about him.

(Via: TMZ)


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