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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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With all of the bullying and anti hate talk going on in America you would think that people would calm down. It's a shame to see some of the comments on here. Wonder how half of you idiots would feel if something tramatic happened to you and people would basically say anything but "Get Well Soon". Hope you get better Rick Ross.

1075 days ago


to those of you making negative comments about Rick Ross, You're Corny, Your comments are wack, and if you never heard of him, he still made more money last night than you and your daddy will ever make in your lifetime!!!

1075 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Whoever said he is 100% ok is a little optimistic. People don't generally pass out upon take off.

1075 days ago


Punishment for his brand of "rap"

1075 days ago


50 really killed this *****... games prob next

1075 days ago


I bet it's an alcohol withdrawal seizure....

1075 days ago


too bad some of these people posting cant trade places with him...ignorant pieces of trash....

1075 days ago


My prayers go out to Rick!
&& why all the mean & unnecessary comments. Why are people such *****? I'm sure you'd be upset if you lost consciousness and all people were doing were pointing out your imperfections. Get a life ********s! & if you really don't care, don't waste time writing an insignificant comment.

Didn't your momma ever teach you, if you don't have nothing nice to say then don't say anything!

1075 days ago


Wow, I can't believe how ignorant people can be when someone they dont follow is hurt.. He is a human being people.. get a grip... Hope you are well and great thoughts coming your way..

1075 days ago


great beard

1075 days ago


Once again, TMZ news staff fails in the basics: where is he now? Where did the plane land (there are a dozen airports in S. FLA where they could have landed). who-what-WHERE-when and how. Who the hell is the news editor around here?

1075 days ago


I can't belive how ignorant people are when they don't like or follow someone. I hope you are well and great thoughts are coming your way..

1075 days ago


Everyday He's Strugglin'

1075 days ago

Mulholland Drive    

Fat is not healthy, or sexy. Get a clue.

1075 days ago


That must have been really scary for anyone on the plane when it took place. He's very fortunate that a real medical Dr. was on board who knew the proper way to administer CPR. That alone probably saved his life. He owes that Dr. a debt of gratitude. I wish him a speedy recovery.

1075 days ago
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