Rick Ross: ‘Seizures were caused by me not getting enough sleep’

But rapper says he's now 'totally healthy'

Rick Ross has claimed that his recent health scares were caused by not getting enough sleep.

The rapper – real name William Leonard Roberts II – was hospitalised in Birmingham, Alabama after suffering two mid-air seizures while flying from Florida to Tennessee on October 14.

The hip-hop star’s protégé Wale had previously claimed that he had fallen ill because of a lack of rest as he had been “working himself real, real hard” and hadn’t slept for almost a week.


Now Ross has said that a lack of downtime is too blame too, telling BET’S 106 & Park that he was “totally healthy” after being checked by doctors for cancer, diabetes and HIV.

He said: “It was a case of me not getting enough rest, enough sleep. I would get two hours of sleep and keep moving… that has to stop.”

50 Cent also commented on Ross’s recent medical problems, taking to his Twitter account to declare that he didn’t wish him any ill-health.

The two rappers have been involved in a feud since 2009, but when 50 Cent was asked if he was going to pray for Ross, he replied: “No, but I don’t wish DEATH on him my grandfather had a seizure.”

Last week, Ross assured his fans that he was “stronger than he’s ever been”. His double health scare had previously forced him to scrap concerts so he could recover, but he posted a message on his Twitter account declaring that “the boss” was “back”.