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Rapper Rick Ross

Unconscious After Seizure

CPR Being Performed [UPDATED]

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

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. 

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.

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.

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My prayers are with you Boss. Get well soon

1075 days ago


Not a fan of Officer Ricky, but damn some of these comments I have not words for.

1075 days ago


Damn Ambulance chasers. TMZ has a death fetish. You can always count on them to break a story on anything to do with dying.

1075 days ago


Man Down! Someone call the TMZ deathwatch hotline quick!
(how the hell did they know?! yeesh)

1075 days ago


hope all is well!

1075 days ago


he chiefin to much

1075 days ago


Wow some of these comments are so ignorant and unnecessary do society a favor and grow up !

1075 days ago


Alot of you are a bunch of ignorant f**ks.....if you people making those tasteless comments and jokes were smart enough to know anything, you would know seizures has nothing to do with weight. it is an imbalance in your brain...Stupid F**ks....pull thru rick.....

1075 days ago


A couple of small points. Obesity does not cause seizures. Not even. Also, CPR is not performed when someone has a seizure unless he stops breathing or/and his heart stops beating. Also, seizures are not usually life threatening, and usually leave few if any after effects. The ignorance in this article, and in most of these comments is off the charts.

1075 days ago


A lot of idiots on here. Anybody can have a ******* seizure, his weight had nothing to do with it. Go read a damn book. Dumb asses!

1075 days ago

Ms Yola    

NEWS FLASH! Just heard on the radio....Rick Ross had another seizure on the plane to Memphis to perform...Pray for him.....He need to stay in the hospital...Very much in denial NOT understanding he is seriously ill.

1075 days ago


Rick Ross is a very good rapper.Its just the things he rap about that upsets me. kids look up to these superstar rappers. Hope he change his rap tactics once he's better and stop talking bout selling dope and getting money fast. its more 2 life.

1075 days ago


Okay, I have epilepsy and I have seizures and being overweight is NOT going to cause seizures (I am not overweight, however, I just wanted to educate you ignorant, uneducated individuals). In fact, I ride horses and the rush of adrenaline from galloping or jumping is more likely to cause a seizure (I know because I had this happen). If he is running a fever he could have had a febrile seizure, which is incredibly common for even a non-epileptic individual. Or perhaps he has undiagnosed epilepsy. I just wish people would educate themselves on seizures or epilepsy or non-epileptic seizures BEFORE they post such awful, awful things. And popping pills will NOT cause seizures. What year do we live in? 1939?

1075 days ago

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1075 days ago

wayne cowan    

wow there is alot of people on here that need to take a good good look at themselves,personally i wish rick ross the best and hope he pulls through this ordeal,and all the other people on here who are talkin stupid this kind of stuff can happen to anybody anywhere,that means you,your neighbours or your family or friends,and after all rick ross is somebodies family or friend,so when something hapeens to someone close to you would you still speak the same way?and if it happens to you will people talk the same way about you,think before you speak people!

1075 days ago
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