Rick Ross hospitalized in Florida after becoming ill at home» News
By: guruman Posted in: Blog
Hip-hop star Rick Ross was hospitalized in Florida early Thursday after being taken ill at his Miami-area home, police in Davie, Fla., confirmed.
Police and emergency teams were called to his home after he was "found unresponsive," according to a dispatch report filed by police and sent to USA TODAY.
The report showed a 911 caller sought help for a man fitting Ross' description "in distress" who was breathing heavily, "slobbing out the mouth," and briefly combative.
Davie police had no other information because the call to Ross' home turned out not to be a law enforcement matter, said Sgt. Mark Leone, spokesman for Davie police.
There were conflicting media reports on whether Ross' condition was heart-related or respiratory-related or both. TMZ reported sources connected to the music mogul (real name William Roberts II) said he was hooked up to a machine controlling the function of his heart and lungs.
A hip-hop artist named Fat Trell posted on his Instagram that he just talked to Ross in the hospital but he was not on "life support."