Damn, shit just got real. Ross suffers second seizure shortly after posting a video saying he was okay. Click below for the updated details. Hope he gets to the bottom of the cause of it all and gets himself healthy.
UPDATE 7:49PM: TMZ has learned … Rick Ross’ private jet made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, 2 hours ago, en route to his concert in Memphis … as he suffered another seizure.
It’s the second time today where a plane in which the rapper was a passenger made an emergency landing. TMZ broke the story … Rick suffered a seizure this morning on a Delta flight that returned to the Ft. Lauderdale airport.
Rick went to the hospital, was released, and then took off at 5:07 PM ET from Ft. Lauderdale to make his concert tonight in Memphis. But at 5:44 PM CDT, the plane was diverted and landed in Birmingham after Rick had a seizure on board. Before Rick took off from Ft. Lauderdale on his second flight, he tweeted a video showing he was ok.
Rick is currently in a Birmingham hospital emergency room and is in STABLE condition.
Rick was supposed to be on stage in Memphis at 7:30 PM ET. Yo Gotti — who was originally supposed to perform with Rick Ross in Memphis tonight — will now perform solo.
UPDATE: 3:10PM: Miami based rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been hospitalized in South Florida after he passed out on an airplane that had just taken off from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
According to the TMZ website, Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, was flying from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis on board a Delta Airlines flight when the rapper lost consciousness.
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing.
The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Department did confirm they responded to a medical emergency around 1:00 p.m. involving a passenger on an inbound flight. Fire Rescue treated the adult male on the scene and transported him to Broward General Medical Center. However, due to strict patient confidentiality laws, the identity of the person and medical condition cannot be released.
Delta Airlines also confirms one of its planes, Flight 1310, headed to Memphis did have a passenger with a medical condition which forced the plane to return to the airport.
Once the passenger was removed from the plane, the flight was refueled and took off for Memphis.
Officials at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport also will not confirm the identity of the passenger or medical condition.
Since news broke out, friends and associates of Rick Ross, along with Rick Ross himself, took to Twitter to let everyone know he’s doing okay.