Rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been put on life support after being hospitalized after taking ill at his home in Davie, Florida. Someone called 911 at 3:30AM on Thursday to say the person in distress was
“unresponsive with heavy breathing.”
According to TMZ, Rick is being treated in the hospital’s cardiac unit, after it was suspected that he suffered a heart attack. He continues to undergo treatment at the hospital and he has been,
“hooked up to a machine that’s taking over the function of his heart and lungs.”
Sources tell TMZ Rick has been placed on ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which is a technique used to oxygenate his blood outside of his body, before it’s pumped back in.
His daughter Toie Roberts posted a pic on Instagram,
“You the best daddy ever.”
But hip-hop artist Fat Trel denied his friend was on life support saying he was in hospital and he had spoken to him on the phone and a family member strongly denied Rick was hospitalized.
Many of his pals and peers took to Twitter wishing him well and asking people to pray for him like LL Cool J, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne,
Ross has a history of medical issues and according to TMZ suffered two seizures on initially blaming it on a lack of sleep. Ross changed his lifestyle and diet, and slimmed down, dropping up to 100lbs. and is now with fitness model, Briana Camille. They had a child together in September.
Get well soon, Rick.
(Photo, Instagram; via Daily Mail)