Rapper Rick Ross says mid-air seizures spurred him to lose 100 pounds

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Rapper Rick Ross lost 100 pounds after a couple of health scares at 35,000 feet.

“One day, I was on a flight and, I just remember my buddy, you know, coming to get me, like ‘Get up, homie, you just had a seizure. Let’s go,'” Ross told Dr. Oz during a recent appearance. “We got to get off the plane. And I’m like, ‘No, I don’t feel like I had one.’ So I actually got on the phone, called my private jet guy, 45 minutes later, after getting off a commercial flight, I was aboard in a private plane. I boarded a private plane. An hour into the flight, soon as I fell asleep, I had another seizure.”

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That landed him in the hospital, his mother by his side. He knew he’d have to make some changes.

“I just woke up to a new reality, a reality where my lifestyle, me sleeping three hours a night, me eating T-bone steaks at 3 in the morning, caught up with me,” he said. “My body couldn’t take it anymore.”

His healthy new lifestyle involves lots of fresh fruit. His favorite new snack: pears.

Ross and Oz did a Facebook Live to share more thoughts:

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