By Sandra Rose  | 

Rick Ross

Rick Ross was reportedly hospitalized with a "serious" upper respiratory infection, possibly pneumonia. The 42-year-old rap mogul fell ill at his Miami mansion early Thursday, a day after he invited Sesame Street character Elmo to serenade his infant daughter.

According to TMZ, someone at Ross' home called 911 at 3:30 A.M. The caller said a man in the home was in distress and had a history of seizures. The caller said the stricken man was "slobbing out the mouth."

via TMZ -- According to law enforcement the person in distress came to and became combative.

We're told Rick went to a hospital by ambulance and is receiving a respiratory treatment, possibly for pneumonia. One person connected to Rick says the medical issue is heart-related.

One source says Rick was asked to make an appearance Thursday night, but a rep told him the mogul was in the hospital.

A family member strongly denied Rick was hospitalized.

  • Mia Said so

    May God bring you through this.. I pray you get back to 100% soon

  • Marlika

    He’s going to be fine. I’ve had 2 upper respiratory infections in the past few months. So many nasty germs and people spreading them. He’ll get some antibiotics and be back to normal soon. ?

  • ShelbyMoore

    I'm still waiting for these superstars to let these kids know that the lean, molly, X, crack, coke, krokodil, and whatever else the fawk they are doing is bad and kids shouldn't follow their lead, because they are all suffering from seizures and are on the brink of dying, if not already dead.

    After all, they rap and tell these kids that these drugs are bomb af.

  • Kemi

    Speedy recovery! Possibly flu related pneumonia. The flu this year is brutal..

  • Bonita

    Translation: He was hospitalized for some isht that he doesn't want the public knowing he has.

  • Justice for Gemmel Moore

    oh I hope he is doing better, those details sound bad.
    and that little baby is the cutest she needs her poppa, get well soon!

  • Ni Ni

    The witching hour, smh...

  • angrysolo

    this season is taking folk owt. wash your hands frequently, i’d have a panic attack at this point if i had to be on any plane or enclosed space. folk are too nasty.

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  • Yardgirl

    You and me both!! Planes are the WORST!! *shudder*

  • Yardgirl

    God Speed Ricky Rossay, the struggle out there this cold season is real!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I hope that he has a speedy recovery. I been staying in the house if I am not at work because too much going down.

  • Vonn

    Hold on to y'all hair out there today.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    lls yes the wind is not playing games

  • Quitedeliteful

    Man-o-Man!!! This cold season is no joke!! Rick better be careful...

  • 1BlueStar

    So basically Rick might could possibly maybe be in the hospital?

  • Marlika

    I had to really y?say something this nasty Asian chick last night in the store. She was coughing without covering her damn mouth! Just spreading her nasty germs. And it was one of those nasty coughs.??

  • Dahl

    “slobbing out the mouth...”

    How do 911 dispatchers keep a straight face?

  • NeverSurprised

    Upper respiratory viruses and bacteria are HIGHLY contagious to infants. If there is any truth to this story, I hope they keep the baby away from him and get her checked out immediately.

  • guest

    Pneumonia .....Thats not good!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m proud of y’all today y’all bring nice lol

  • Shawty

    Will pray for a full recovery for him.

  • pam

    "The 42-year-old rap mogul fell ill at his Miami mansion early Thursday, a day after he invited Sesame Street character "Elmo" to serenade his infant daughter." the SHADE!

  • bemetoo

    KARMA that bítch comes in different ways

  • SweetTEE

    He has something serious going on and it aint nothing to do with flu season. His bm literally just spilled this tea a couple weeks ago.

  • SweetTEE

    And does.

  • ?Royalty?

    Yup ???

  • Kayke

    Sounds like a heart attack.

  • ?Royalty?

    Wind, rain and snow almost blew me down the street this morning. I rescheduled everything I had to do today.

    Dis weather iz tew murch. ?

  • SandraRose

    Shades of Eazy E? ? ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    For real he was just all up on that baby. I highly doubt if he had pneumonia symptoms he would do that. He need to be honest and say he's addicted to lean and it was a stroke. Who do you know gets pneumonia and starts drooling out the side of they mouth???

  • datjerk

    Get well soon RR

  • hottlanta

    The shade-After he invited Elmo to his house he sick. So you saying he got sick from Elmo red fur dust. I can see his lawyers now.

  • Nophace

    So y'all are praying that he gets better but no one is praying that he leaves the lean alone?!? Oh, okay! Carry on....

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    She done spilled the tea

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    What did she say?

  • Blak

    Seizures? drug abuse

  • SweetTEE

    That he needed to get right with the lord and his son bc his best friend had mysteriously died in Ross's house a month prior and ross had just been secretly hospitalized recently.

  • SweetTEE

    umm huh..its something else going on

  • Trace da Ace

    prayers and well wishes.

  • TheWildChild

    He has lost quite a bit of weight ??? hope he recovers soon to make all his wrongs right ?

  • mona q

    He has a history of seizures so I think he has epilepsy or something. Purely speculation.

  • Latisaj

    Right, if your ill what's the need to hide it and become combative with someone..

  • SweetTEE

    I hope not, but the way she spoke on him...

  • bella28498 .

    Sound like aids

  • teather

    I know nothing about this guy. But, from the comments, clearly there are quite a few rumors about his lifestyle and quite a few ppl that love to hate him. To me, he's a man who is allegedly ill, hope he gets better, no matter the origin of the illness.

  • JustB

    They need to make sure he has a Narcan script when they send him home this time

  • HTOWNPuffinBlockGameSoStrong

    Some people so tacky in this comment section, none of us know what's going on with him, instead of putting him out there, saying he has Easy E sickness and karma type of stuff, uplift him in prayer. Our people I tell you...
    Praying for your health and strength RICK ROSS, praying for your family strength to be able to deal with whatever Our Heavenly Father has in his plan.

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  • HTOWNPuffinBlockGameSoStrong

    You peeped that also... Woke.

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    I read that article. That's crazy.