50 Cent is ”doing fine” after his SUV was rear-ended by a truck early Tuesday morning, his spokesperson told ABCNews.com.
“He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries,” the spokesperson said. “He was released this morning and is doing fine.”
The rapper was driving down New York’s Long Island Expressway when the collision occurred, nearly flipping his SUV. According to 50′s website, ThisIs50.com, the truck driver told police that he lost control of his vehicle. Photos show Fiddy (real name: Curtis Jackson) being taken from the scene to the hospital on a stretcher, wearing what appears to be a neck brace.
It’s 50′s most major injury since he was shot at nine times in May 2000. He was approached by a gunman while sitting in a car outside his grandmother’s former home in South Jamaica, Queens. Bullets hit his hand, arm, hip, both legs, chest, and left cheek. The wound to his face shaved off part of his gums and left a hole in between the top and bottom rows of his teeth, causing a small slur in his voice.
“It happens so fast that you don’t even get a chance to shoot back,” he told MTV about the attack. “You can’t move. Your first reaction is to move and then the shots is going off and you jumping around the backseat. I was scared the whole time. Ain’t nobody going to tell you they ain’t scared in that situation. It’s a hit, man. You supposed to die in that situation. They’re not playing.”
50 spent 13 days in the hospital and five months in physical therapy. The alleged shooter, Darryl Baum, an associate of boxer Mike Tyson, was killed three weeks later.
50 also risked his health in 2010, when he dropped more than 50 pounds over the course of nine weeks to play a cancer-stricken football player in the movie “Things Fall Apart.” He shed the weight by consuming only liquids and working out three hours a day.