Rick Ross Seizure: Rapper Cancels Concert to Aid Recovery

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By Justin Sarachik , Christian Post Reporter
October 19, 2011|2:42 pm

Rapper Rick Ross has canceled an Atlanta concert in an effort to rest after suffering two seizures Friday, while in flight.

He was scheduled to perform at a homecoming bash this Friday, but pulled out because of his illness, according to Georgia State officials.

George F. Baker, concert director, spoke to local radio station WSB saying, "We are disappointed he had to cancel, but completely understand that Rick Ross needs to take care of…himself at this time. We hope he is better soon."

Due to the short notice of the cancellation, the venue does not have enough time to find a replacement, so will instead offer a refund to the customers.

The performer, who's real name is William Roberts, had a seizure on his flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., heading to Memphis, Tenn., where he was opening a chicken wing restaurant.

The plane made an emergency landing at 12:55 p.m. EST just minutes after take off – where he was met by EMT workers who frantically tried to resuscitate him.

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At 2:05 p.m. EST Ross tweeted to fans that he was ok. He also said he still had plans to perform that night at the FedExForum in Memphis even though he was still hospitalized at the time of the announcement, but eventually canceled after suffering a second seizure on a private flight.

The rapper's friend, DJ Khaled, eventually came to his aid and picked Ross up in his tour van so he didn't have to fly.

It is still unsure whether Ross will perform his scheduled show with Busta Rhymes on Sunday at the Nokia Theater in L.A.

 

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