Rapper 50 Cent released from hospital after horror car and lorry smash

Injured but fine: 50 Cent is now out of hospital following the horrific-sounding crash
Injured but fine: 50 Cent is now out of hospital following the horrific-sounding crash

50 Cent was rushed to hospital last night after a lorry rammed into his SUV, almost causing the vehicle to overturn.

Luckily the rapper was left largely unscathed following the horror crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning in New York, and is said to be “doing fine” after being treated for minor neck and back injuries.

50 Cent’s driver Bruce Miller also received treatment at hospital and both men have now been released.

A spokeswoman for 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, said: "Curtis 50 Cent Jackson was involved in a car accident in New York early Tuesday morning.

"He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released this morning and is doing fine."

Making sure fans were kept fully informed of the situation, the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ star even posted snaps of himself lying on a stretcher in a neck brace, following the smash.

50 Cent made his name in the music industry with the relese of his debut album album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003, which sold more than eight million copies in the USA alone. This was followed up with The Massacre in 2005.

As well as music, 50 Cent has also dabbled in the movie industry, starring in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005 and the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006.

Eerily, 50 Cent predicted his own death earlier this year, in a series of bizarre messages posted on social networking site Twitter.

On January 2, the rapper posted a message that said: “I have lost all the faith in the team I'm on. I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.”

The Tweet appeared to refer to the high profile disagreement between the rapper and his record label Interscope, which has caused his latest album to be delayed.

Later Tweets included: “I'm going to deliver this album then I have a film I wrote to focus on I'm not upset I'm just convinced this is not how I want to remembered.”

This was followed up by a message in which he referred to Street King, an organisation 50 Cent set up to help needy children. He wrote: “l’ll be honest I don't think I'm gonna live much longer. That's why I started my street king movement. I want to mean more in other peoples lives.”

Another Tweet, posted on January 3, read: “To be conscious that life is short is not suicidal. I'm good if I die tonight Iv taken care of the people who took care of me when I couldn't take care my self [sic].”

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