Former Roc-A-Fella artist Young Chris was reportedly rushed to a hospital last night (December 22) after collapsing at a New York City concert.
Reports suggest Chris suffered a seizure while performing at Manhattan nightspot SOB’s.
Rapper and half of the Young Gunz Young Chris was rushed to the hospital after reportedly having seizure during his show at SOB’s in New York. According to eye witnesses, Young Chris collapsed in the middle of his set after suffering a seizure. While being taken away from the paramedics, Young Chris was reportedly conscious and is currently being rushed to the hospital. (Hip Hop Wired)
The incident comes just months after signing a record deal with hitmaker Rico Love‘s Division 1 Universal Motown imprint.
“A month or two ago, Rico reached out,” Chris said in an interview. “He had seen some of the viral videos that I had shot. One of the first things he said to me was like, ‘Yo, I almost forgot how nice you was! What’s the [label] situation? What’s going on? I told him, ‘I’m free.’ I had two [other] deals on the table at the time…The Internet was a blessing for me from day one. Some people say it’s a gift and a curse–in my case, it was a gift. That’s what kept me relevant over the years since the Roc-a-Fella break up.” (XXL Mag)
Rico broke the news of the signing via video announcement last October.
“What up, it’s Rico Love, Mr. Turn The Lights On, we here, Young Chris photo shoot,” Love said in a video. “We wanted to make this formal announcement announcing that Division 1 has done a joint venture, label deal, with Universal Motown and the first act off the label is going to be Young Chris aka Chris Ries. I’m happy that we finally closed the situation. I’m a big fan of Chris, for years, and I’m going to tell a quick story. My first time meeting Jay-Z, I was performing with Usher on The Truth Tour, 2004, and the first thing I said to Jay when I met him backstage was, ‘I love Young Chris. I’m a fan of Young Chris.’ And he said, ‘Yo, that’s my little man. He’s got a bright future.’ … Now it’s Young Chris aka Christopher Ries, the re-introduction, coming soon. This is only the beginning…” (Official Division 1)
Chris also confirmed his new label association in the video.
“He reached out and kept it 100 ever since,” Chris said in an interview referring to Love. “He’s a man of his word. Everything he said he was going to do, he did. He told me to just give him a little time — that’s why we’re here today man, out in Miami. We doing a photo shoot, video tonight, back to the studio and we hitting the town.” (Official Division 1)
Check out some past Young Chris footage below: