Rick Ross Is Home From The Hospital & Continuing Treatment
On Thursday (March 1) Rap star Rick Ross was rushed to a Miami, Florida hospital after a suspected heart attack. Today (March 5), after a quietly concerning weekend, the Maybach Music Group founder is reported to have returned home.
TMZ reports that the 42-year-old rapper returned to his residence early Monday morning. He is receiving continued care at his Miami mansion. While Epic Records, Ross’ label, has not released a statement, TMZ reports, “Our sources say he had respiratory issues, but it turned out to be heart-related. He was in ICU for a time and put on ECMO, which assists respiratory and heart functions.” The celebrity news site adds that the platinum artist was transferred to a second hospital since Friday. No reason for the move was given.
The incident comes as the latest in several publicized health concerns for the MMG head. Ross experienced two seizures in 2011. In 2013, he was in a car accident, following being targeted in a Florida drive-by shooting. Since both events, the rapper has reportedly shed as much as 75 pounds. Ross only posted a photo of his jewelry to Instagram Sunday. Maybach Music Group also has not provided any public notice regarding Ross’ health.
While many in the music community gave Ross well-wishes for recovery, 50 Cent publicly appeared to do the opposite. Hours after Friday’s nights, the G-Unit founder seemed to make light of Rick Ross’ health concerns. Having beefed with Ross for close to a decade, the Queens, New Yorker posted the famed Rocky IV “Ivan Drago” clip, “If he dies, he dies,” to Instagram. It remains online as of Monday.
Last year, Ross released his ninth solo album, Rather You Than Me. The rapper’s first release with Epic after a decade-plus Def Jam tenure debuted at #3. In addition to his “Florida Boy” single with T-Pain and Kodak Black, in 2018, Ross has appeared on songs by Fler, Conshens, and D. Lynch.