Jeff Lowe is trying to recover from a stroke that left him unresponsive at an Oklahoma casino … and he and his wife suspect someone slipped something into his drink that endangered his life.
The wife of the ‘Tiger King’ star, Lauren, says TMZ … Jeff was not breathing when she found him around 3am on March 18 at WinStar World Casino where they were staying. She quickly called the emergency number, but said, “I thought he was dying in my arms.”
Lauren says when EMTs arrived, they determined that Jeff had had a stroke – and decided he had to be flown to a hospital in Denton, TX. She says the medical staff there worked wonders to limit the harmful effects of the stroke and save Jeff’s life.
Lauren says it’s strange that doctors have run a series of tests and so far haven’t been able to determine what caused Jeff’s stroke – and that made her very suspicious of something or someone.
She tells us that on March 17, hours before the stroke, she and Jeff were out for dinner when a strange man approached them … claimed he knew them and even knew their favorite drink orders. Lauren says they have no idea who he was, but he lingered when a crowd of ‘Tiger King’ fans gathered to take selfies with them.
Lauren says they then suspect that this mysterious guy spiked Jeff’s drink with something that could have caused the stroke.
Jeff’s blood and urine tests were negative for commonly used drugs … according to Lauren, but she suggests the suspect may have used something more exotic. She says they just started connecting what happened that night and they haven’t reported it to the police yet.
The good news is that Jeff is now recovering at home – after spending 3 days in the hospital – but Lauren says he still has problems with speech and coordination.