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.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith says he suffered a massive heart attack last night. Smith tweeted that the complications that caused the heart attack and sent him to the hospital may have saved his life, because if he had not gone to the hospital, he would’ve died.
Smith had been scheduled to perform two comedy shows at the “Alex Theatre” in Glendale, California. Smith left the venue after his first show and headed to the hospital. USA Today (@USAToday) reports that Smith elaborated a little more in a Facebook post
“After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack. Death was always the thing I was most terrified of in life. I’ve had a great life: loved by parents who raised me to become the individual I am. I’ve had a weird, wonderful career in all sorts of media, amazing friends, the best wife in the world and an incredible daughter who made me a dad. But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content.”
Kevin Smith is 47-years old. Smith went on to write in the post that he hopes to make a Jay and Silent Bob reboot. Smith ended his Facebook post by saying “I don’t want my life to end but if it ends. I can’t complain. It was such a gift.”