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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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307 COMMENTS

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151.

just a fan    

He's doing okay per The Source
UPDATE: RT @DJSamSneaker: I'm wit @rickyrozay now he good...

RT @Wale: I just talked to Ross...he's 100 pct ok...@tmz #dontpanic #dontpanic #mmg !!!! #gfid dec 13th!

RT @MeekMill: yo @rickyrozay is straight!!

1054 days ago
152.

Touch    

Dude was just REALLY high...

1054 days ago
153.

dean    

Just in.........

1054 days ago
154.

me    

He was fakin' it!

1054 days ago
155.

wow    

top3

1054 days ago
156.

che    

Ross!

1054 days ago
157.

Which is it    

One doesn't go from dead to 100% ok in 20 min...

1054 days ago
158.

Dj V-Money    

Pull through RickeyR. & how could certain people leave such cruel & heartless comments? WoW most of ya'll aint got no life

1054 days ago
159.

Valene    

Stfu, that can happen to anyone fat or slim. Damn I swear I dislike ignorant people.

1054 days ago
160.

hi    

comments like these reminds me everyday how prejudice this country is. i bet if it was one of those coke out white girls the comments would be complete opposite.

1054 days ago
161.

marlalre    

Oh no! Hope he pulls through. :-(

1054 days ago
162.

1977    

so i guess its time 2 take cheap shotz @ pll when the are down? #karma

1054 days ago
163.

mindur business    

A man is having a serious medical incident and you ******** have nothing better to do than to be disrespectful. Get a life!

1054 days ago
164.

Buddy Lee    

Where was Conrad Murry when this occurred?

Coincidence? I think not!

1054 days ago
165.

Alneshia Sawyer    

Prayers go up for you Rick! Some people in this world are just plain ignorant ignore their comments. They must didnt read the part about you having a seizure I do believe skinny people can have seizures as well. Anyways my prayers are going up be strong!

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