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.
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. Members of Rick’s entourage are standing by, some of them extremely emotionally upset.
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: Ross was 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.
Story developing …
According to the website RapRadar.com, Rick Ross suffered two seizures in a 24 hour period. After his first seizure (on a plane), Ross attempted to make his show in Memphis. He then had another seizure on a second flight, and then his plane made a landing in Birmingham, Alabama. He’s now in a Birmingham hospital in stable conditon.