Rapper Rick Ross reportedly hospitalized 2nd time

Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - Rapper Rick Ross is reportedly hospitalized in Alabama after suffering two medical scares in six hours that required planes to be diverted.

The first scare came as Ross was aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Memphis, Tenn., where Ross was scheduled to appear at a University of Memphis basketball event. The plane returned to Florida after Ross suffered an unspecified medical problem. He was treated at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, and he even tweeted "Memphis here I come" afterward.

But Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner told a crowd at the Friday night event that a private jet carrying Ross then made an unscheduled landing in Birmingham, Ala., after the singer had another medical problem.

Pastner explained that the 34-year-old Ross "got really sick again, and they had to rush him to the emergency room."

Ross' condition was not immediately known late Friday night.

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