Rick was attempting to fly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Memphis for a performance. His first try was on Delta , but not long after the plane took off Rick suffered a medical emergency, and the plane returned to the airport to make an emergency landing.
TMZ says that Rick “lost consciousness” and that emergency workers called it a “seizure,” but neither statement has been confirmed. Rick’s entourage looked “extremely emotionally upset.”
Rick was taken to the hospital, where he started feeling better. Rapper, Wale, tweeted, “I just talked to Ross . . . he’s 100% OK . . . @TMZ #DontPanic #DontPanic.”
But, a few hours later, Rick boarded a private jet to Memphis , but once again he suffered some sort of medical emergency, and the plane was diverted to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was once again rushed to the hospital with another seizure-like episode.
Rick canceled his Friday show in Memphis as well Saturday’s gig in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s scheduled to perform this coming Friday in Atlanta, and in L.A. on Sunday. It’s unclear if he’ll be able to make those shows.