Rick Ross, a popular rapper, is reportedly under life support over the malfunction of his heart and lungs.
Ross was hospitalized in the early hours of Thursday, March 1, 2018, after he was found unresponsive in his Florida home by police and emergency teams, TMZ reported.
Ross is said to have a history of seizures, and a 911 caller said that Ross was just “slobbing at the mouth.”
According to TMZ, Ross is being treated in the hospital’s cardiac unit.
Rick Ross is reportedly being treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO, a form of life support in which blood is oxygenated outside of the body before it’s pumped back into it.
It’s essentially a form of life support, and a clear sign of how dire the situation is.
Missy Elliot and Snoop Dogg are among the stars praying for hospitalised rapper Rick Ross.
The 42-year-old is in hospital in Miami, with unconfirmed reports from some US media suggesting he’s in a critical condition.
“Prayers up for my guy Rick Ross”, Snoop wrote. “Hope you pull thru my brotha.”
It’s unclear what his condition currently is.
Missy Elliot said she’s also praying for the musician and entrepreneur.
I BELIEVE in the Power of Prayer Sending Prayers up for Rick Ross🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 2, 2018
P Diddy was among the famous friends asking everyone to pray for Rick Ross.
Let’s all pray for Rick Ross.
— Diddy (@Diddy) March 3, 2018
While Gucci Mane also sent well wishes.
Everyone pray for my buddy @RickRoss to get well soon!
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 3, 2018
Fat Joe and LL Cool J expressed concern, with the latter telling Rick to “stay strong”.
Rick Ross’s family has denied reports that the musician is on life support, according to TMZ.
And rapper Fat Trel, who is signed to Ross’s record label, has said that Ross is “good” and is not on life support.
Additional reports by BBC.