Rick Ross Reveals That A Major Seizure From Codeine Abuse Is What Led To Hospitalization
Rick Ross is coming clean about what led to his hospitalization and near death experience, saying it was seizures due to codeine abuse, that led to the incident.
The 43-year-old rapper sat down with People magazine to talk about his new autobiography titled “Hurricanes.” The book details his life, childhood, rap beefs, stardom, and his battles.
The rapper told People in a new interview, he was in terrible shape and woke up in the hospital surrounded by people like a “VIP.”“ When I woke up in the hospital and I had so many people around me, so many homies, it felt like I was in V.I.P. or some s—,” he told the magazine.
“It was the codeine,” he confirmed. Saying he began using the prescription opioid cough recreationally, but eventually turned to large quantities to “cope with stress.”
“That mixed with the things I was drinking, the other drugs I was doing, and on top of not resting. [I don’t think] one particular thing would have killed me.” Ross explained.
He also blames his last hospitalization on refusing to follow his doctor’s orders. Ross, who has suffered a few other scary seizures in the past, had been prescribed medication. But, he says, “I went I don’t know how long without taking the medication to prove to myself ‘I’m stronger than these other people this s— was diagnosed for.”
As a result: “I ended up back in the hospital in a worse condition.”