Yesterday, according to the Miami Herald, Rap Star Rick Ross suffered two seizures, causing two separate planes to return to the ground.
The first seizure came aboard a flight departing from Fort Lauderdale and destined for Memphis, Tenn., Friday afternoon, forcing the pilot to return to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where paramedics were waiting and transported Ross to Broward General Medical Center.
Ross later boarded a private jet and suffered another seizure, which caused that flight to be aborted, TMZ.com reported.
Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, reportedly was unconscious after suffering the seizure, but regained consciousness after paramedics treated him, according to numerous Twitter feeds and a report on TMZ.com.
“He called us,” Pastner explained Friday evening. “We talked to him after the doctors cleared him. He said it was the altitude.”
A video on his Twitter page Friday night showed a relaxed Ross talking from an airplane seat on the second flight and promising to appear as scheduled in Memphis.
This is just a reminder than we need to be more health conscious in Hip Hop. Although I love how Ross makes being overweight look more glamorous than faulty, I think its time for him to address issues of possible health conditions caused by it. Weighing too much may increase your risk for developing many health problems. If you are overweight or obese, you may be at risk for:
type 2 diabetes
coronary heart disease and stroke
certain types of cancer
fatty liver disease
You may be able to lower your health risks by losing weight, doing regular physical activity, and eating healthfully.