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Rick Ross is ready to tell it all! In his new memoir Hurricanes, Ross gets candid about his health, including the severe seizures that almost took his life.
In a recent interview with People, the 43- year-old, talked about how he had a seizure so bad that it made him defecate on himself.
“I’d caught a cold the day before and had a bad cough. I’d been taking DayQuil and using Vicks VapoRub all day. When I went to bed that night I had a seizure. But I didn’t come out of it the way I usually do. My breathing was all f—ed up. At around 3:30 in the morning the girl I was with went downstairs and told Tomcat I had s— myself and was foaming at the mouth.” He continued, “A few minutes later I was able to get myself out of bed. I still wasn’t breathing right but I got into the shower to clean myself off and try to get myself together. When the paramedics and police arrived I had Tomcat turn them away. I’d been through this before. I’d be straight. But then I started coughing up blood in the shower. That had never happened before.
At that point, Tomcat said I needed to go to the hospital. Short Legs came and took me to the closest one, where the doctors discovered I had aspiration pneumonia. Something had gotten into my lungs while I was having the seizure and caused an infection. I was sedated and hooked up to a breathing machine.”
In the memoir, Ross also speaks on his former addiction to codeine, mixing it with alcohol and other drugs.
Ross says that he is lucky to be alive. He lives a much healthier and changed lifestyle. The rapper states he no longer drinks soda and eats a lot more vegetables.
The memoir is available now!