Rapper Tone-Loc collapses onstage in Atlanta

The 'Funky Cold Medina' MC has a history of seizures

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Hip hop star Tone-Loc has been released from hospital after suffering a seizure onstage at a show in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday (October 15).

The rapper – whose real name is Anthony Terrell Smith – was taken to a nearby hospital and later released. His manager revealed to the gossip site TMZ that the ‘Funky Cold Medina’ MC was suffering from exhaustion.

Tone-Loc has a history of seizures, collapsing onstage in 2009 and suffering a seizure behind the wheel of a car in Los Angeles in 2010.

The incident comes at the same time fellow rapper Rick Ross – pictured right – ended up in hospital after suffering from two seizures in one day (October 14).

The hip-hop star had been scheduled to play a show at a University of Memphis basketball event, 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.

However, his second flight then made an unscheduled stop in Birmingham, Alabama after he suffered a second seizure while on board.

Earlier this month Tone-Loc pleaded no contest to charges of weapons and domestic violence regarding an alleged fight with the mother of one of his children. He was sentenced to one day in jail as well as being put on formal probation and having to do 30 days of community service and a year of anger-management counselling.

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