MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Reports indicate that ex-NBA star Lamar Odom has opened his eyes and is able to communicate after being in a coma for several days.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting Where Suspects Tried Running Over Sergeant
Odom has been in a Las Vegas hospital since Tuesday after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel called the Love Ranch.
Authorities said Odom had taken over-the-counter sexual performance enhancement drugs and was allegedly mixing them with cocaine.READ MORE: Tropical Depression Claudette Still Producing Heavy Rains Over Much Of Southeastern US
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office said he took up to 10 pills in a three-day period. A spokesman for the brothel said Odom bought Reload and Libimax Plus brand pills from its shop on site.
“Herbal Viagra is a vaso dilator which opens up the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. Cocaine is a vaso constrictor so they work in opposite directions,” said Dr. Nabil El Sanadi with Broward Health.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 1 Injured After Truck Slams Into Spectators At Stonewall Pride Parade In Wilton Manors
The news of his recovery was reported by Entertainment Tonight on Friday afternoon.