Tekashi 6ix9ine was beaten by a group of attackers in the bathroom of a South Florida gym and sent to the hospital

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  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was beaten outside a sauna in South Florida and sent to the hospital.

  • His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said the rapper suffered cuts to his face and bruises after the attack.

  • Tekashi 6ix9ine previously made headlines for testifying against fellow gang members in 2019.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was admitted to hospital on Tuesday after being assaulted by a group of attackers outside a gym sauna in Florida, his lawyer told multiple media outlets.

Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, suffered cuts to his face and bruises after three or four men beat him at an LA Fitness gym, his lawyer Lance Lazzaro told Variety.

Hernandez, 26, was taken to hospital after employees heard the commotion and called local emergency services, Lazzaro said, per Variety.

The assailants fled the scene after beating Hernandez, Lazzaro said, adding that Hernandez tried to fend off the attackers.

A video circulating on Twitter appears to show Hernandez on the floor of a bathroom being kicked and grabbed by a male attacker. The assailant shouts racial slurs and vulgarities throughout the video. Another video appeared to show the rapper with a bloodied face angrily confronting the person filming him.

Insider was unable to independently verify the authenticity of these videos.

Lazzaro told TMZ that he plans to ask the federal government to provide Hernandez with protection.

Hernandez was found guilty in 2019 of multiple crimes related to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and would have faced life imprisonment had he not testified against his fellow gang members.

His sentence was reduced to two years, and he was released after 13 months on good behavior.

The rapper previously told The New York Times that he would be killed if he returned to his old neighborhood in Brooklyn.

It is unclear if Tuesday's attack on Hernandez was related to his cooperation with authorities.

Lazzaro did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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