American rapper and entrepreneur William Leonard Roberts II, popularly known by his stage name Rick Ross, has been put on life support after being hospitalized.

According to reports, the 42-year-old father of three fell ill at his home in the Miami area with someone calling 911 at 3.30am on Thursday morning to say the person in distress was ‘unresponsive with heavy breathing’.

The caller said the man in distress had a history of seizures and that they tried to wake him but he was ‘slobbing out the mouth’.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Rick is being treated in the hospital’s cardiac unit, and it is suspected the star suffered a heart attack which manifested itself in respiratory issues.

The publication also reports the Aston Martin Music rapper has been under life support with a machine that’s taking over the function of his heart and lungs’ whilst he continues to undergo treatment at the hospital.

Sources tell TMZ Rick has been placed on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), a technique used to oxygenate his blood outside of his body, before it’s pumped back into his body.

However, a family member strongly denied Rick was hospitalized. His instagram page is also very active with recent post shared on it, but none of the posts refutes the news of his ailment.

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