Rick Ross hospitalized, machine keeping him alive

Rick Ross has been hooked up to a machine that’s taking over the function of his heart and lungs … according to sources connected to the music mogul.

According to TMZ, Rick is in a Miami area hospital getting treatment in the cardio unit — a strong sign he might have suffered a heart attack which manifested itself as respiratory issues early Thursday morning.

TMZ broke the story … Rick was rushed to the hospital after 911 caller reported he was unresponsive and “slobbing at the mouth.”

We’re told doctors have put him on something called ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. It’s a technique used to oxygenate his blood outside of his body, before it’s pumped back into his body.

It’s essentially a form of life support, and a clear sign of how dire Rick’s situation is right now.

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