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Rick Ross Unconscious After Seizure On Plane; Heart Stopped

Published on October 14th, 2011 by Astramskas, David | 253 views

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Rick Ross is unconscious and paramedics are desperately trying to resuscitate him.

Rick was on a flight going from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis today, when the rapper lost consciousness.  The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

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Emergency workers tell us the call came in at 12:55 PM ET … the caller reported a seizure.

Ross is currently on a gurney at the airport, and an eyewitness tells us EMT workers are administering CPR.  Members of Rick’s entourage are standing by, some of them extremely emotionally upset.

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11:54 AM PST: Rick Ross — who’s still in the hospital — is telling people he still plans to perform tonight in Memphis at FedExForum.

11:05 AM PST:
 It appears Rick Ross is now tweeting, claiming he is okay.

10:57 AM PST: Police confirm Ross has been transported to a nearby hospital.

A family member tells TMZ, Rick is currently under close supervision and is doing fine. We’re told drugs and alcohol were not involved.

10:50 AM PST: Rapper Wale – one of Rick’s closest friends — just tweeted, “I just talked to Ross…he’s 100 pct ok..” Another member of Rick’s entourage DJ Sam Sneaker also says the rapper is okay.

10:36 AM PST: A witness tells TMZ, Rick fell unconscious right after take-off.

We’re told his entourage jumped out of their seats to alert plane personnel — at which point a doctor on board administered CPR on the rapper.

The plane made an emergency landing right away — and we’re told, as Rick was being wheeled off the aircraft, he appeared to show signs of life.

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