View Full Version : Rapper Rick Ross taken to hospital after medical emergency

14th October 2011, 10:35 PM
Rapper Rick Ross has been taken to Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after he suffered an unidentified medical emergency on a Delta flight to Memphis, Tennessee, a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN Friday.

A Broward Sheriff's Office fire rescue team met Delta Flight 1310 at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a medical emergency was declared on board, said the source, who was not authorized to speak to the media.
"Ross was breathing and conscious and alert when we reached the passenger on the plane," said the source. "He was conscious on transport. He was assessed and transported to Broward General Medical Center."

Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, is famous for songs such as "9 Piece." He is scheduled to perform Friday in Memphis, at the FedExForum, for the "Memphis Madness" event.
On Friday, the rapper wrote on his Twitter account that he was headed to Memphis. The tweet was posted after the reported medical emergency.