According to TMZ, the rapper is in a Miami area hospital in the cardiac unit and has been hooked up to a machine that’s taking over the function of his heart and lungs after suffering from a heart attack on Thursday (Mar 1).
The issue which was initially thought to be respiratory issues has reportedly worsened causing Rozay to be linked to an ECMO machine, a form of life support.
The ECMO machine is similar to the heart-lung bypass machine used in open-heart surgery. It pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. When you are connected to an ECMO, blood flows through tubing to an artificial lung in the machine that adds oxygen and takes out carbon dioxide; then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into your body.
On Thursday paramedics were called to Ross’s home after the rapper was reportedly found in distress, breathing heavy and unresponsive. Ross has a history of seizures and once authorities arrived at the time it was reported Ross did regain consciousness.
This isn’t the first time Rick Ross has had a major medical issue, in 2011 he suffered 2 seizures on 2 separate flights and was hospitalized. The incident prompted Ross to change his lifestyle and diet resulting in a 100 lb weight loss.
Although there has been no official release from the Maybach Music camp, both fans and celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their prayers and support of Ross’s health fight.