Rick Ross is currently in the hospital hooked up to a machine that’s taken over the functions of the heart and lungs.
TMZ (@TMZ) reports, Rick Ross is currently in a Miami area hospital’s Cardiac Unit. TMZ suggested that this may be a sign that Ross might have suffered from a heart attack, which manifested itself as respiratory issues Thursday morning.
Ross was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a 911 caller reported he was unresponsive and “slobbing at the mouth.” TMZ reports that doctors have put Ross on a ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation). The ECMO is a technique used to oxygenate a patient’s blood outside of the body, before it’s pumped back into the body. A quick Google search confirmed what TMZ reported: ECMO is a form of life support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.