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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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Where's the Tori baby news?

1044 days ago


He got the sugar!

1044 days ago


@yessir you go to hell if you think u cute u are not he look better then you. My prays goes out to Rick Ross and his family much for u Rick Ross

1044 days ago

sticky beak    

It is the frightening result of the poor fella being jammed in to one seat! Circulatory overload, kinda like a bottle neck effect.

1044 days ago


He better lay off the drugs,alcohol,and greasy foods or he gonna be making Hearse music not Maybach music.

1044 days ago

tennille lanier    

i hope you get well love your muise

1044 days ago


I'm sad to hear about Rick Ross, and I hope he feels better and recovers quickly. But, I do believe that his weight had something to do with it. Maybe now he won't promote being over weight, and maybe he will promote weight loss and healthy diets. Sometimes it takes a tragedy for people to change their lifestyles. Take care Rick Rozay!!!

1044 days ago

DJ Sam Sneakers    

Maybe he should put down the bucket of fried chicken and pick up a jump rope! I think "Doggy" got his revenge! Who are these people anyway? Anyone can be a rapper, just steal someones riff and add some stupid lyrics to it.

1044 days ago


Rick Ross is MIA...

1044 days ago

Ms. Phat    

Damn and you would think something as serious as this people would say nice things, at least "Get Well" comments! No instead you got people on here saying stupid s***...smh! I don't listen to much of Rick Ross music, but i do respect his hustle and at the end of the day he's still a human who could have lost his life. But he didn't and i pray he continues to recover and get well. Life is too short and some of y'all hating a** b***ches need to get a life and get it together!!! Like seriously!

1044 days ago

Staceyann Dolenti    

Rick it is time to take care of yourself and not worry about the concert. Your fans are with you. you are in my prayers.

Stacey Dolenti

1044 days ago


Drugs and flying don't mix very well.

1044 days ago


Some of you people on here have NO heart. How can you guys leave these horrible comments about somebody that you don't even know in Real Life. I am NOT a fan of Rick Ross and his music but that doesn't mean that I wish for bad things to happen to him. I personally have been around people who have had seizures and let me tell you it is NO JOKE. In fact it is really frightening. How would you feel if this happened to you or somebody you cared about?

1044 days ago


Time for a cheeseburger Ricky...

1044 days ago

big daddy p    

ex corrections turned ganster rapper bragging in his music that he was a drug dealer... what a waste of skin

1044 days ago
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