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Lamar Odom Off Life Support and Spoke: Sources

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Sources close to ex-NBA star Lamar Odom tell NBC News' sister network E! that he is off of life support and breathing on his own, and he opened his eyes and spoke.

Odom was rushed to a hospital after he was found unresponsive on his bed at the legally operated brothel Love Ranch following a multi-day, $75,000 party with two women, during which he used a sexual performance supplement. The former Los Angeles Laker had multiple drugs in his system at the time, according to medical personnel.

Doctors have also said that Odom suffered at least one stroke, which could lead to brain damage, and the longer he remained unresponsive, the less likelihood he has of regaining normal brain function, according to E!.

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