Rick Ross is reportedly on “a form of life support”

He’s believed to be receiving treatment for pneumonia.

Rick Ross is reportedly on “a form of life support” David Becker/Getty Images for Daylight Beach Club

Rick Ross is on "a form of life support," TMZ reports. Sources have told the site that the rapper's heart and lung functions are being controlled by a machine in the cardio unit of a Miami area hospital – TMZ writes this "a strong sign he might have suffered a heart attack."


Earlier Friday, it was reported that he had been hospitalized in Miami with what TMZ reported was likely pneumonia. He reportedly entered the hospital after someone from his home called 911 around 3:30AM on Thursday morning. Ross has a history of seizures, which were apparently noted in the emergency call.

A rep cancelling a Thursday night appearance confirmed that Ross was in the hospital, but a family member denied his hospitalization to TMZ on Friday morning.

Update: Rick Ross's friend Fat Trel has posted an Instagram denying that Ross is on life support. "JUS TALKED 2 MY BIG HOMIE...HE GOOD...HE IN DA HOSPITAL BUT HE IS NOT ON 'LIFE SUPPORT.'"

A representative for Rick Ross was not immediately available for comment.

This post was updated on Friday March 2, 2018 at 5:39 p.m. EST to reflect updates to Rick Ross's medical condition, and at 7:04 p.m. EST to reflect Fat Trel's comments.

Rick Ross is reportedly on “a form of life support”