According to TMZ, Rick Ross reportedly had a seizure on a flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis and is currently still unconscious. The plane had to make an emergency landing and medical personnel are currently trying to resuscitate him. I hope that Ross is able to pull through and return to health. My prayers are with him, his family, and friends.
Emergency workers tell us the call came in at 12:55 PM ET … the caller reported aseizure.
Ross is currently on a gurney at the airport, and an eyewitness tells us EMT workers are administering CPR. Members of Rick’s entourage are standing by, some of them extremely emotionally upset.
10:36 AM PST: A witness tells TMZ, Rick fell unconscious right after take-off.
We’re told his entourage jumped out of their seats to alert plane personnel — at which point a doctor on board administered CPR on the rapper.
The plane made an emergency landing right away — and we’re told, as Rick was being wheeled off the aircraft, he appeared to show signs of life.
Update: 2:11PM @RickyRozay is now tweeting and seems to be OK. Whew.
Update: 5:24 @RickyRozay tweets a video of him boarding the plane to Memphis (again, I assume).
Update: According to TMZ, Ross had another seizure after taking off from Ft. Lauderdale a second time. His private plane, which was en route to Memphis for a concert tonight, had to make an emergency landing in Birmingham, AL.
Rick went to the hospital, was released, and then took off at 5:07 PM ET from Ft. Lauderdale to make his concert tonight in Memphis. But at 5:44 PM CDT, the plane was diverted and landed in Birmingham after Rick had a seizure on board.
Rick is currently in a Birmingham hospital emergency room. We do not know his condition.
Rick was supposed to be on stage in Memphis at 7:30 PM ET.
4:47 PM PST: We’ve just confirmed with the hospital that Rick is in STABLE condition.
5:05 PM PST: Sources tell TMZ, rapper Yo Gotti – who was originally supposed to perform with Rick Ross in Memphis tonight — has now been asked to perform solo. So far, Gotti hasn’t decided.
Update: 10-15-11 1:45PM EST
According to AceShowBiz, Ross is apparently well enough to take the perform tonight at North Carolina’s Greensboro Coliseum for North Carolina A&T State University’s Homecoming.
Considering he had two seizures yesterday, do you think Rozay should take it slow for a few days? Let me know on Twitter or post a comment in the box below.