Lamar Odom had taken ''eight or 10'' herbal Viagra tablets before he collapsed.

The basketball player was rushed to hospital yesterday (13.10.15) after being found unconscious at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nevada, and though the owner doesn't think the sportsman had consumed illegal narcotics on the premises, he admitted his consumption of the natural drug was ''a lot'' more than people would usually ingest.

He said: ''The police looked through his things and they didn't tell us they found anything. The girls that were hanging out with him didn't see any use of any illegal drugs at all.

''We heard, from my people, like eight or 10 [herbal Viagra] pills.

''I've seen guys take one pill and have a real good time so it sounds like a lot to me.''

The 35-year-old former NBA star - who is Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband - looked ''terrible'' when he was found alone in his room and medical staff were unsure of his chances of survival.

Dennis told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''He looked terrible. He looked like a guy who was really sick and needed to be rushed to an ER immediately....

''We called 911, my staff did. They said 'Roll him on his left side' and he started throwing up a lot but he was breathing. Then the ambulance and the police came and took him to the [hospital]. They said he was in bad shape and they thought he might not make it.''

Lamar had arrived at the Love Ranch in a ''great mood'' on Saturday (10.10.15), but he was ''upset'' by a phone call the following day.

Dennis said: ''Lamar arrived Saturday night. We picked him up at his place in Las Vegas. Brought him out there. Great mood. Ready to have a good time.

''He just wanted a little peace and quiet and get away from the pressures of his life.

''He did get a phone call on Sunday that upset him a little bit, but I don't know what that was about.

''But after that he regrouped, and he was eating good. Sleeping good and just having a good time.''