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Rapper Rick Ross

Unconscious After Seizure

CPR Being Performed [UPDATED]

10/14/2011 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rick Ross is unconscious and paramedics are desperately trying to resuscitate him.

Rick was on a flight going from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis today, when the rapper lost consciousness.  The plane was forced to make an emergency landing. 

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Emergency workers tell us the call came in at 12:55 PM ET ... the caller reported a seizure.

Ross is currently on a gurney at the airport.  Members of Rick's entourage are standing by, some of them extremely emotionally upset.

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4:54 PM PST: Rick Ross just suffered another seizure on his private jet -- his second in one day.

11:54 AM PST: Rick Ross -- who's still in the hospital -- is telling people he still plans to perform tonight in Memphis at FedExForum.

11:05 AM PST:
It appears Rick Ross is now tweeting, claiming he is okay.

10:57 AM PST: Ross was transported to a nearby hospital.

A family member tells TMZ, Rick is currently under close supervision and is doing fine. We're told drugs and alcohol were not involved.

10:50 AM PST: Rapper Wale -- one of Rick's closest friends -- just tweeted, "I just talked to Ross...he's 100 pct ok.." Another member of Rick's entourage DJ Sam Sneaker also says the rapper is okay.

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.

Story developing
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136.

Michael    


I am in the entertainment boss tell them to stop the BS this artist can not make his Memphis Date THE DOCTOR should have told him that he is not well.I pray that he is well but, when a pilot have to make a 911 landing that is not a good sign.

1021 days ago
137.

mary    

Get Well Rick!

1021 days ago
138.

latonya bland    

that is sad my prayers are going out for my guy. i hope that he gets well and he takes care of himself. its a shame when people have to show their ignorance all the time. if u dont care why comment people you better wake up

1021 days ago
139.

jonny    

he still making more money than all you ***gets

1021 days ago
140.

Crissy    

Damn It Rick Ross.. Yu Scared Me!!
That Wuld Be A Sad Day For Me If
Somethinq Really Happens To Him!

Fck The Hatersz!!

1021 days ago
141.

samiyyah k    


We have started a protest at Georgia State University in Atlanta against Rick Ross performing for our school on Friday October 21, 2011. Go to Facebook and 'like' our page "Just say no to Rick Ross" WE NEED HELP TO STOP the use of our student fees on this man coming to our school. Please read the article below:
http://www.gsusignal.com/opinions/letter-to-the-editor-1.2644405#.Tph3hYQyGAR.email

1021 days ago
142.

CTHOMAS    

HEY DUMMIES, HE HAD A SIZURE WHICH IS ESPISODES OF DISTURBED BRAIN ACTIVITY. WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING FAT. SOME OF THE COMMENT ARE VERY UNCESSARY YOU PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO GROW UP. MAY PRAYERS TO RICK ROSS AND ANYONE ELSE THATS FIGHTING LIFE CHANGING ILLNESSES.

1021 days ago
143.

Moe     

Keep ya head up Ricky <3

1021 days ago
144.

sugar ray    

you racist bitches!!! I bet if that was Lady Ga Ga or Amy Winehouse you would have some compassion. As of right now Rick Ross is the hottest rapper in the game & making more money than anybody in the game. by the way kiss his fat ,rich, black ass all the way 2 the bank!!!

1021 days ago
145.

Stephen    

Im glad to hear the baaawse is ok. Keep doing ya think Ross and work out a lil its prolly due to him being so overweight. God Bless

1021 days ago
146.

ginamaria954    

my prayer are with Rick Ross and his family. Get Well soon. love ur 305familia

1021 days ago
147.

Dave    

WHO...?????

1021 days ago
148.

eskay    

he's a very good rapper...keep it civil...and don't be cruel...lets hope he makes it thru this...the man has a family and whole city behind him...

1021 days ago
149.

lovely     

hope he is okay prayers going out to him God got him .

1021 days ago
150.

calvin..    

yessir ..yea he could loose some weight ..but u need to get some personality. Just cuz u got a six pack dont mean nothing..u can die from aids or cancer..or get shot..so dont think ur any better than him..u punk..

1021 days ago
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