50 Cent Hospitalized With Possible Spinal Injury After AccidentBy: Amanda Crum - June 26, 2012
50 Cent is now in the hospital and undergoing extensive tests on his spine and neck after a terrifying car accident on the Long Island Expressway last night.
According to his website, ThisIs50.com, a Mack truck was behind the rapper’s SUV–which was being helmed by his driver, who is also in the hospital with undisclosed injuries–when the semi’s load shifted and the truck driver lost control. He slammed into the back of the SUV and almost flipped it over.
Someone in the rapper’s entourage has posted exclusive photos of him on a stretcher right after the accident and in the hospital on his website; while it appears he doesn’t have any life-threatening injuries, he could have a long and painful road ahead of him if his back and/or neck were damaged.
50 is well-known for his cat-with-9-lives reputation, as he has survived being shot at least nine times, including once in the face. We will be updating this post as more information becomes available.