Rapper Rick Ross Hospitalized After He’s Found Unresponsive: Report

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
March 2, 2018US News
Rapper Rick Ross Hospitalized After He’s Found Unresponsive: Report
Rapper Rick Ross attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, on Feb. 12, 2017. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Rapper Rick Ross was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive early Thursday morning, March 1.

Ross took ill in Florida at his home near Miami, reported TMZ.

Someone called 911 at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday and said that the person in distress was breathing heavily and unresponsive.

The caller said the man in distress had a history of seizures, which Ross has.

The person in distress then came to and became combative, law enforcement officials told the media outlet.

One person connected to Ross said that he may have pneumonia, although the medical issue could be heart-related.

While a family member denied Ross was in the hospital, a source told TMZ that Ross was scheduled to make an appearance on Thursday night, but a rep told him the mogul was in the hospital.

In 2011, Ross suffered two seizures in less than 24 hours. He recalled in an interview when he saw a doctor soon afterward, reported the Miami New Times.

“He told me I didn’t have high blood pressure but I was hypertensive, which is a phase under having high blood pressure. And that’s when I said right then, ‘Yo, what’s my biggest enemy?’”

“’Right now, for you, based on everything you wrote down: sodas,'” the doctor said.

Ross said he would never drink another soda in his life. He’s been drinking fresh juices ever since, according to him.

He said he’d gotten a lot healthier since, and lost a lot of weight.

“Before, you would have had to wait an hour for me to just catch my breath, calm down. It’s a big difference,” Ross said.

“And I guess that’s what I was doing it for. I wasn’t doing it for chasing a specific number or no [expletive] like that. It was just trying to live better—live as healthy as I could.”


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