Rick Ross was hospitalized early Thursday morning when police and emergency teams were called to the scene after he was “found unresponsive” in his Florida home, according to TMZ. The report also states that the distress and heavy breathing could be pneumonia-related. Later in the day, TMZ reported that he was hooked up to a machine that’s “taking over the function of his heart and lungs” in the hospital.
The Davie Police Department confirmed the medical crisis to Billboard on Friday.
Rozay has had a long history of suffering from seizures in the past, which he credited to a lack of sleep. The dispatch record obtained by Billboard says the 911 caller noticed the MMG boss was “slobbing from the mouth” and “nodding his head” after several attempts at waking up the 42-year-old. Local police were alerted to the situation when Ross became “combative” with medics.
Police stated they got involved when “Fire Rescue 65 [requested police] to step it up, which means need to come faster in reference to a combative patient.” Sgt. Leone, head of media and public relations, said since “Police officers arrived at 3:43 AM and cleared at 3:47 AM. I can speculate that we didn’t get involved. We didn’t write a report on it.”
The original TMZ report says the Florida native was quickly taken by ambulance to a hospital in the area, where he is being treated for respiratory issues.
Billboard has reached out to Rick Ross’ reps for comment.
UPDATE: Just hours after TMZ reported Rick Ross is on life support in a Miami hospital, his pal and fellow hip-hop artist Fat Trel assured worried fans that Ross is doing just fine.
Trel took to Instagram to clear the air, posting a photo of his friend writing that he talked to him over the phone: “HE IN DA HOSPITAL BUT HE IS NOT ON ‘LIFE SUPPORT’…HE GOOD.”
A version of this article originally appeared on Billboard.