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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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106.

jujea    

I'm too old to know who this is, but I hope he has a speedy recovery. Note to TMZ -- we're still on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), not Pacific Standard Time (PST). That starts in November.

1105 days ago
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Trevis Miho    

TMZ was tryna get this story out soo fast, I'm suprised they didn't type "First" to start it off. They're starting to fall off, bet they were asking for the autopsy pics while he was still being wheeled out - because this is how respectful they're obviously becoming.
Glad to hear you're doin' better, Rozay. Just stay off your feet for a bit and relax, we'll be here waiting..

1105 days ago
108.

MeeMee    

It's crazy how you all can sit here, and type in the nasty comments you type in, you should be ashamed of your selves... a Pack of wolves act better than you guys do! this is a human being we are talking about, someone's son..father..brother..uncle... what if someone said these things about someone you loved?..smh... Mindless F**k"s..think before you type! :P

1105 days ago
109.

AceFace    

If he dies I wouldn't care, The Rapper Rick Ross is the biggest fraud in hip-hop/rap/street history. This guy lived the right life stayed away from trouble while he was growing up and became a correction officer. Then he becomes a rapper who brags about being a drug dealer and killing people which he never did just so he can make money, then when people like Trick Daddy and 50Cent expose him he denies his past like he's ashamed of living a legit life... THIS GUY IS BOGUS! Recently Kreayshawn makes fun of him for being a fraud and he talks about putting $50,000 on her dead but when 50Cent got at him he turns into a punk lol. This guy uses his voice to mislead the youth and to brag about self destruction so he can line his pockets, so pardon me if I don't cry for the rapper rick ross.

1105 days ago
110.

Nelle Boo    

My Prayers go out to rick ross

1105 days ago
111.

El Kuko    

Payers for rick ross's health and his family

1105 days ago
112.

nay    

Well wishes Rick Ross. You don't have to be over wieght to fall ill. People get sick everyday size doesnt matter. No i'm not over wieght.

1105 days ago
113.

james    

i hope ricky ross da boss feel betta i pray fo him ma name iz james ROSS so i pray fo him he ma favorite raper in da world (BMF)

1105 days ago
114.

packman    

I hope everything goes good for you ross,and for all the people with neggative feedbacks,STFU and go suck another ****

1105 days ago
115.

live wire    

Get well Ross! And stay away from those hot ass silk shirts in Miami. Also put the drinks down. you know you can't drink that **** with high blood pressure.

1105 days ago
116.

NICOLE    

Good thing My big baby is OKAY!

1105 days ago
117.

STACEY    

@ ALL OF YOU *********ENDING NEGATIVE,HATEFUL COMMENT TO RICK ROSS.. THE HATE AND DEATH YOU WISH ON HIM,MIGHT BE YOUR OWN OR ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBER!IF YOU DON'T LIKE HIM,KEEP THAT **** TO YOURSELF.IF YOU DON'T LIKE HIS MUSIC ,DON'T BUY HIS CD.. NO ONE DESERVES THE NEGATIVITY YOU BORING,NO LIFE HAVING RACIST ASS,STUPID ASS PEOPLE ARE PUTTING OUT THERE. JUST DUMB FOR NO F#@KING REASON..RICK ROSS IS STILL MAKING MILLION ,REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU HATERS ARE SAYING ABOUT HIM!! MUCH LOVE RICK ROSS! YOUR #1FAN..

1105 days ago
118.

charlene smith    

Are you serious? Where's the compassion for this guy?He's sick ppl!!!! Yall are some real sorry haters!!! Keep your head up Ricky, ATL and VA will love you forever!!!

1105 days ago
119.

Tanishia    

Hope you get well soon! Love Tanishia

1105 days ago
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Ms Yola    

Prayers for him..It is what it is people...No reason get defensive about Rick Ross being overweight...He really need to lose weight....Its a no brainer....If he continue to be overweight the health problems will escalate overtime. Being overweight is not a "cool" trend...Its a serious problem in America.

1105 days ago
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