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Rick Ross Is Reportedly On Advanced Life Support After Hospitalization

After news broke that Rick Ross had been hospitalized for a potential pneumonia diagnosis, an update from TMZ has revealed that the rapper is actually hooked up to a machine that's assisting the functions of his heart and lungs. 

Ross is currently in a Miami area hospital getting treatment in the cardio unit, which might be an indication that he actually suffered a heart attack. As the story goes, someone from his residence called 911 at 3:30 AM on Thursday morning, claiming that a man in distress (presumably Rick) was breathing heavy and unresponsive. The caller also revealed that the man had a history of seizures and was "slobbing out of the mouth." Once law enforcement arrived on the scene, he reportedly became combative. 

At time of press, Ross was currently being assisted by a technique called ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which oxygenates his blood outside of his body, before it's pumped back into his body. It's something that TMZ referred to as "a form of life support." Needless to say, word of Ross' condition has alerted the music industry, with plenty of folks coming forward to send prayers and thoughts to the hip-hop heavyweight. See below.

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