Former NBA star Lamar Odom may need a kidney transplant after experiencing several strokes and multiple organ failure.
HollywoodLife.com reported on Oct. 16 that Odom may have spent up to $75,000 on two prostitutes while partying at a brothel in Nevada where he was found unconscious on Oct. 13 (video below).
An unidentified source recently told TMZ, "His kidneys are shot," and added that Odom will likely undergo brain tests to see if he experienced any lasting damage from the strokes.
On Oct. 19, the 35-year-old was transferred from Las Vegas to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he reportedly undergoes kidney dialysis every day for six hours.
An unidentified source told USA TODAY that a kidney transplant for Odom may be a “viable possibility at some stage.”
Odom's family told ETOnline.com in a statement on Oct. 20:
As Lamar begins a new chapter in his road to recovery, PLEASE continue to uplift him and the family in prayer. He continues to make miraculous progress, taking a few steps in Los Angeles. We couldn't be more overjoyed!
We realize Lamar's continued improvement will not be easy, however his unrelenting strength and faith in GOD will pull him through.
In addition to God, Odom will have be drug-free in order to get a kidney transplant, which would mean he would likely have to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of his life.