TMZ reported Rick Ross was on 'a form of life support.'

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Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized, on ‘a form of life support’

Ross is 42.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Mar 2, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:58 pm CDT

TMZ reported Friday that rapper Rick Ross had been hooked up to “a form of life support” after being found responsive.

According to the report, Ross, 42, was found in his Florida home by emergency responders and taken to a Miami hospital where he was treated for respiratory issues. TMZ’s report indicates Ross could have had a heart attack because he was being treated in the cardiac unit.

Police responded to a 911 call for a “person in distress” that was taken seriously because Ross has a history of seizures, according to the Blast.

Ross was being treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, a form of life support in which blood is oxygenated outside of the body, TMZ reported.

Fellow rappers including Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Missy Elliott, and Gucci Mane tweeted well wishes for Ross.

Hip-hop artist Fat Trel contradicted TMZ’s report in an Instagram post, saying Ross is “not on ‘life support.'”

H/T Complex

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2018, 6:55 pm CST