Rapper Rick Ross is now hospitalized in Alabama after suffering a second seizure in a private jet in the same day.
Rick Ross is currently in a Birmingham, Alabama, hospital after losing consciousness for the second time in the day mid flight, but his condition is not yet known, according to TMZ.
Yesterday, at 10:36 a.m. PST, Rick Ross had his first episode on a Delta flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Memphis, where the rapper was supposed to perform in concert at 7:30 ET at FedEx Forum, TMZ reported.
Rick Ross’ entourage jumped out of their seats to alert aircraft personnel and a doctor on board administered CPR on the rapper.
The plane made an emergency landing right away and Rick Ross was being wheeled off the aircraft and rushed to a nearby hospital.
Few minutes later, one of Rick Ross’ closest friends, rapper Wale tweeted: “I just talked to Ross…he’s 100 pct ok..”
One of Rick Ross’ family member told TMZ that the artist is currently under close supervision and is doing fine and that drugs and alcohol were not involved.
After being rushed to hospital, Rick Ross was later released and reported to be “100% okay” and even tweeted from Fort Lauderdale airport before take off at 5:07 p.m. ET, writing: “Memphis here I come.”
Rick Ross then posted a video of himself boarding the private jet and a message to fans promoting his forthcoming album.
Shortly after the take off, at 5:44 p.m. CDT, the private jet was diverted and made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, after Rick Ross had another seizure on board.
Rick Ross was immediately rushed to Birmingham hospital emergency room.
A representative for Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport told E! Online:
“There was a private plane that was routed here for medical purposes. This plane didn’t go through our main terminal. We have a fixed based operator called Atlantic Aviation that handles our general aviation (private planes).”
Sources told TMZ that rapper Yo Gotti may replace Rick Ross at the Memphis concert.