TMZ just broke some startling news about Rick Ross. Reports say the rapper suffered a seizure while on a plane from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis today. He reportedly lost consciousness as a result and the plane made an emergency landing. Paramedics rushed to his aid.

10:36 AM PST: A witness tells TMZ, Rick fell unconscious right after take-off.

Update: Ross’ crew says he is fine now.

Update2: Rick Ross tweeted to Elliott Wilson, looks like he’s definitely ok.

Update3: Ross suffered a 2nd seizure on another plane and is currently in stable condition. Our sources say he will be staying in the hospital for a complete round of tests.

Update 4: Sat. Oct 14…According to TMZ, Ross’ team has told promoters in Greensboro that he will be performing tonight as planned at a homecoming concert for North Carolina A&T State University. I can’t imagine why, but I guess if doctors at the hospital have released him for work, then he must be feeling up to it. This is kind of nuts.

Update 5: Sat. Oct 14th, 7pm….TMZ checked back with the promoter of the North Carolina show…and they said now Ross’ appearance has been cancelled. I’m sure the fans understand….and if they don’t, they’re not really fans. Just observers.

Read more about Rick Ross’ original medical emergency….
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TMZ has learned … Rick Ross’ private jet made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, 2 hours ago, en route to his concert in Memphis … and we found out he suffered another seizure.

It’s the second time today where a plane in which the rapper was a passenger made an emergency landing. We broke the story … Rick suffered a seizure this morning on a Delta flight that returned to the Ft. Lauderdale airport.

Rick went to the hospital, was released, and then took off at 5:07 PM ET from Ft. Lauderdale to make his concert tonight in Memphis. But at 5:44 PM CDT, the plane was diverted and landed in Birmingham after Rick had a seizure on board.