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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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307 COMMENTS

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91.

Fuck Celebrities    

Who?

919 days ago
92.

brittney    

People are so rude...how do ya'll know that he doesn't have a problem with seizures?? A lot of people get them it is not only fat people or those who do not take care of themselves. Who are you to judge anyway. Prayers go out that he makes a safe recovery

919 days ago
93.

jen    

maybe he should lose weight, maybe y'all could pray for that.

919 days ago
94.

mostrapsux    

who the hell is rick ross?

919 days ago
95.

The Neko Nation    

Bad things happen to bad people

919 days ago
96.

LoudMouth    

You haters better hope you never have a loved one go into a seizure.

919 days ago
97.

LoudMouth    

What is wrong with some of you azzwipes? Seizures are scary things. I had a thin relative who had grand mal seizures so his weight may have nothing to do with it. And she would totally lose consciousness, but was usually fine 10-15 minutes later. So, yes, he would be able to tweet not too long after.

919 days ago
98.

drizella    

Who is this guy??? Seizure, CPR, and 25 minutes later he's tweeting...Amazing. Good to hear all ended well:)

919 days ago
99.

Marie    

I hope everything is okay for him. Rick Ross is very talented and too young to die now.

919 days ago
100.

NI-NI    

Get WELL RICK ROSS... They do not give CPR to a person who is still breathing so for you and your entourage as well as others to agree to say that you are okay is not cool... You need to recover before trying to do anything else.. Figure out what's going on with you.... Take it easy...
then come back and HIT EM HARD LIKE THE BOSS THAT YOU ARE... WISHING YOU WELL

919 days ago
101.

NI-NI    

Get well Rick Ross, but CPR does not get performed if a person is still breathing so for you and others to say that you are okay, is not cool and you need to take it easy...... BOSS
GET YOURSELF WELL AND RECOVER....... THEN COME BACK HRD ON EM!!!!!

919 days ago
102.

shad    

get well rick take care of yourself...god bless you

919 days ago
103.

nikki    

it will be devine intervention if he makes it cause only 5% survive cpr. praying for you ross...

919 days ago
104.

JASMINE    

ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE SOMETHEN BAD TO SAY ABOUT ROSS CAN DIE AND GO TO HELL. IF YOU DIDNT LIKE THE MAN DONT COMMENT PERIOD.I LOVE ME SOME RICKY ROZAY AND IF YOU DONT YOU CAN KILL YOURSELF. POEPLE MAKE ME SICK ALWAYS TALKEN BOUT BIG PEOPLE AND HOW HE DESERVE THIS. WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FAMILY OR BESTFRIEND AND SOMEONE TOLD YOU THEY DESERVED IT BECAUSE THEY WAS BIG???????? WATCH WAT YOU SAY BEFORE YOU SAY IT!!!!!!!!

919 days ago
105.

quis79    

Glade You doing ok Big Bro. Take it Easy You working too hard Man! My prayer is That you stay healthy and Keep making Hits.

919 days ago
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