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Rick Ross Speaks Out Following Hospitalization: 'Ain’t nothing like home'



Last week, Rick Ross worried the entire rap and hip-hop industry after reports that the artist was brought to the hospital surfaced. 

Now the 42-year-old has assured fans that he is safe and is now doing a lot better. On Instagram, he thanked everyone who showed concern and sent their well-wishes after he collapsed and was hooked to a life support. 

"Ain't nothing like home," he wrote on the caption. "I love y'all.- WLR." 

The initials WLR are from his given name, William Leonard Roberts II. 

The post was published on Friday, March 9. He also attached a black and white photo of himself, wearing a bomber jacket that says "Black Bottle Boys."

Rick Ross' Hospitalization

On March 2, TMZ reported that Ross was taken to the hospital after he collapsed in his home in Miami. A friend who was present at the time told the 911 operator that the rapper and businessman was shaking, coughing up blood, and was not breathing right. Initial reports claim that Ross suffered from a cardiac arrest. 

His friends from the entertainment industry, including Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne, sent their prayers and encouraged everyone to do the same for the immediate recovery of the "Florida Boy" rapper. 

He was reportedly released after four days and has received additional treatment at home. According to a source, Ross' mom, Tommie, who is a nurse, helped the rapper recover. 

"Rick's mom Tommie is a nurse, so she is well equipped to nurse her son back to health again," said the Maybach Music insider to Hollywood Life. "She's waiting on him hand and foot."

After Recovery

Days after his hospitalization, Ross was spotted in a shopping spree with his family. In photos acquired by TMZ, the rapper seemed to be in perfect condition as he walks around a mall in Miami carrying his baby daughter, Berkley, on his arm. His partner, Briana Camille, and older daughter, Toie, was also on the shopping trip. 

The rapper is probably trying to make up for canceling the $100,000 birthday bash initially planned for Toie next weekend. Because of his health scare, the party was postponed and pushed to a later date. 

The party was supposed to be Toie's biggest yet with hundreds of people invited to attend. 

This was not the first time that Ross collapsed and was taken to the hospital. The rapper has a history of seizure which, he claims, were triggered by stress and working with little to no sleep. 

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