October 15, 2011 15:01
Rick Ross hospitalised after suffering from second seizure
Rapper in hospital after suffering two seizures in one day during flights
According to TMZ, Ross – whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II – was hospitalised in Birmingham, Alabama after he lost consciousness during a flight for the second time yesterday.
The hip-hop star had been scheduled to play a show at University of Memphis basketball event yesterday evening, but suffered a seizure while on board a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was reported that he received CPR from a fellow passenger who was a doctor, and the plane was forced to make an emergency landing and return to Florida.
Ross was taken to hospital but appeared to have recovered after he posted a message on his Twitter account reading "Memphis here I come" and uploaded a video of himself boarding a new flight.
However, his second flight then made an unscheduled stop in Birmingham, Alabama after he suffered a second seizure while on board. A spokesperson for the airport confirmed that a private jet flying from Florida to Memphis had made an unscheduled landing at Birmingham, but was unable to provide any more information.
Meanwhile, University of Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner told the audience at the event Ross had been scheduled to play: "On his way to Memphis, he had to make another emergency landing in Birmingham. He got really sick again, and they had to rush him to the emergency room."
According to TMZ, Ross is currently still in hospital receiving treatment but is said to be in a stable condition.
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