Rick Ross Says He Made “Big Changes” After 2018 Heart Attack

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Rick Ross has opened up about his lifestyle changes since having a heart attack in 2018.

During an interview with Rolling Stone‘s Marlow Stern, the 47-year-old discussed his attempts to adopt new habits.

“I had to make some big changes,” the rapper admitted. “I still don’t sleep. I’m a partier. I’m gonna be that way till I die. I’ve tried taking things to help, but it’s useless. The medicine that I take now is for seizures and sh*t like that. I partied hard.”

He continued to describe his experience with drinking lean, which resulted in the aforementioned seizure complications.

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Rick Ross at ONE Musicfest held at Central Park on October 8, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

“When you have a seizure, you wake up six hours later like, ‘Where am I?’ I still don’t want to sleep,” described the “Hustlin'” performer. “I lay down for two or three hours, but then I’ll get up. Six hours is good for me. An hour is a wonderful nap for me. If I lay down for an hour, I can get up and play a football game.”

After confirming he does not use Ozempic and has not been diagnosed with diabetes, Rick Ross explained how his diet was a big factor in building a healthier physique.

“The big thing for me, though, was I completely cut out sodas. And one of my worst habits was, I’d be up in the middle of the night eating T-bone steaks and ordering Waffle House. The chef would make some sh*t for us at 2 a.m., and we’d want spaghetti, lasagna, and some lamb chops, and some garlic rolls — for no reason. And that’s what we’re eating in the middle of the night! So, for me to get up to 350 pounds, once I stopped that, I’m fittin’ to chill.”

In 2018, the Maybach Music boss had a heart attack, which left him unresponsive in his Miami home.  At the time, he was placed on an ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), which gives cardiac and respiratory support to patients unable to breathe on their own.

In Oct. 2011, Rick Ross was hospitalized after suffering from two seizures on two separate flights.

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