Fans and celebrities alike are offering their thoughts and prayers to rapper Rick Ross amid reports he was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious at his Florida home early Thursday morning.
News of the rapper’s condition quickly flooded social media, giving rise to conflicting reports about what may have led to his hospitalization. TMZ broke the story on Friday, saying someone from Ross’ home dialed 911 to report an individual in distress who was breathing heavily and unconscious. They say Ross was also “slobbing at the mouth.”
The rapper is reportedly getting treatment at a Miami area hospital in the cardiac unit, as it appears he may have suffered a heart attack that manifested itself as breathing issues on Thursday. It should be noted the rapper also has a history of suffering seizures.
A source is claimed to have told the celebrity news site that Ross was at one point placed on an EMCO, or breathing machine, that takes over the function of the heart and lungs to help restore oxygen to his blood. Family members have since refuted this claim, however, saying the rapper is okay and was never on life support.
Just got off the phone with a close source from Rick Ross camp and they reported that he is okay and he was never on life support.
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) March 3, 2018
JUS TALKED 2 MY BIG HOMIE… HE GOOD… HE IN DA HOSPITAL BUT HE IS NOT ON “LIFE SUPPORT” … HE… https://t.co/svygVvjC47
— $$$FAT TREL$$$ (@FATTREL) March 2, 2018
Few other details have emerged about the rapper’s condition, but the messages of love and support have continued pouring in.
Let’s all pray for Rick Ross.
— Diddy (@Diddy) March 3, 2018
I BELIEVE in the Power of Prayer Sending Prayers up for Rick Ross🙏🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 2, 2018
Lord Take Birdman, Leave Us Rick Ross 😭😭😭
— #LongLiveMikeG (@poyojr337) March 3, 2018
Everyone pray for my buddy @RickRoss to get well soon!
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 3, 2018
Praying for my homeboy @RickRoss Stay strong bro🙏🏾
— Mack 10 (@OfficialMack10) March 3, 2018
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) March 3, 2018
*This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.