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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.

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46.

Blanche    

My love and prayers go out to Rick Ross and his family. You don't have to worry about Rick Ross or his family, because they're cover in the blood of Jesus. Isaiah 54:17 says; No weapon form against this family will prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. Yes, he might need to lose weight but, so does the world.

1012 days ago
47.

B oh B    

lose weight...fly delta...

1012 days ago
48.

christina     

really people???? i really dont care who u r or what u do or look like or how fat or skinny u r and especially what race u r....nobody should b sick especially sick where a hospital n cpr is needed shame on all of u for real!!!!!! my prayers goes to him n his fam!

1012 days ago
49.

Taylar    

We cant hear these haters (In my Lyfe Jennings Voice) Ricky Ross The Boss... We LOVE You baby! Get well soon.. f*ck the haters! MAYBACK MUSIC! AYYYYYYY!... - Taylar S. [Toledo419]

1012 days ago
50.

Gina V. New Orleans    

Man yall need to stop with the criticism. I have Grand-Mal's these seizures can kill. I have had one to many close calls, when I stop breathing. My lips and tongue be purple, from of oxygen.

1012 days ago
51.

Patrina Rivera     

First of all, those of you who have nasty things to say are ridiculous, here we're talking about someone's life and all you evil people can do is talk bad about someone you don't even know personally. Get a life.

1012 days ago
52.

Andre     

My prayers are with you Rick Ross.I hope you pull through this and be ok even if your not a fan of his music show some respect people you only live once.

1012 days ago
53.

akhenatuh    

"Bring Tupac back" I think Tupac is calling you....

1012 days ago
54.

aquila williams    

THATS WHY EVERY ONE ELSE HATES US EVERYWHERE ELSE, THEY SEE HOW f***ED UP AS A COUNTRY WE ARE...WISHING DEATH ON SOMEONE WOWWWWWW ARE YOU SERIOUS? WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR MOTHER?

1012 days ago
55.

CrisDizzle    

BOOOOM!

1012 days ago
56.

akhenatuh    

"Bring Tupac back" I think Tupac is calling you....

1012 days ago
57.

margo    

How is his improvement..going back in time? from 11am to 10:36am. Glad he is ok though!

1012 days ago
58.

margo    

How is he recovering...and going back in time from 11am to 10:36am???? but glad he is ok :)

1012 days ago
59.

CYNTHIA    

MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO MR RICK ROSS AND HIS FAMILY!! HOPE U GET BETTER SOON!!

1012 days ago
60.

aquila williams    

And you wonder why it's so much hate in the world you hate each other,and that make us weak and vulnerable to terrorist attacks ,DUMMY!! THATS WHY EVERY ONE ELSE HATES US EVERYWHERE ELSE, THEY SEE HOW f***ED UP AS A COUNTRY WE ARE...WISHING DEATH ON SOMEONE that never done you a dam thang . WOWWWWWW ARE YOU SERIOUS? WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR MOTHER?

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