Lamar Odom’s kidneys are failing and the NBA superstar might need a transplant.
TMZ reported that most organs that failed after he was found unconscious in a Las Vegas bother have bounced back, except for his kidneys.
Odom is currently being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he will reportedly undergo six hours of dialysis each day.
Odom, who was hospitalized last week after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, had been discharged from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas on Monday and will receive further treatment in Los Angeles.
E! Online had also reported that the former Los Angeles Lakers player, while still on a dialysis machine after experiencing kidney failure, is nonetheless improving, and passed a “swallowing test,” a good indication of his neurological functioning. He also reportedly no longer needs an oxygen mask and is breathing “great.”
Odom was found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, on Oct. 13, and was rushed to a hospital in Pahrump, Nevada, before being transferred to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.
While Odom’s condition initially seemed dire, he has made fast progress in recovering, and according to E! he can move his arms and legs, but cannot yet stand. Odom is also reportedly speaking in sentences.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof told media that Odom had paid $75,000 for five days of around-the-clock companionship from two female brothel employees.