Hip hop star Rick Ross hospitalized after collapsing in house
Hip hop star Rick Ross was unresponsive and “slobbing at the mouth” when Florida officials responded to a distress call at his home early Thursday morning, records of the police dispatch reveal.
According to a Davie Police Department report obtained by People magazine and first published by The Blast, someone at the Miami mansion belonging to Ross, called 911 at early Friday morning for emergency medical support — saying a person matching Ross’ description was “unresponsive,” “breathing heavy” and “slobbing out the mouth.”
When the male patient came to, he was “combative” with medical crews, which prompted officers to be called to the scene.
Ross’ former girlfriend and mother of his child, William Roberts III, told People magazine, “Pray for him.”
Gossip website TMZ also reported that the patient was transported to the hospital via ambulance and received respiratory treatment.
Ross has had a history of seizures, suffering two within six hours of each other in 2011 (his private jet was required to make an emergency landing each time).
In the wake of the health scares, the musician re-evaluated his lifestyle by losing weight. He revealed in 2016 that he lost 75 pounds thanks to lifestyle changes.
“I’m still losing weight, and now I’m starting to build hard muscle in places,” Ross, who once weighed 350 pounds, told Men’s Health at the time, according to People.
Ross also is famous for his feuds, as with fellow rap star 50 cents, and for run-ins with police.
In 2015, he was arrested in Atlanta on a marijuana charge after he was stopped for a window tint violation. And two weeks later he was arrested again at his Atlanta home on kidnapping and assault charges by a US Marshals Service fugitive task force.
Earlier, in 2014, he was arrested by police after a concert because he allegedly failed to appear in court on a previous misdemeanor marijuana charge.
Friends and admirers of Ross sent out prayerful tweets, including Usher, LL Cool J, and Trey Songz.