Young Thug Rushed to the Hospital After Falling Ill Before Court Date
Young Thug has given his fans quite the scare after being rushed to the hospital with what his lawyers called a “medical emergency.”
WSB-TV, the Atlanta ABC affiliate, reported that Thugga (real name Jeffrey Williams) had a medical emergency while he was in court on Thursday (May 11), and the proceedings were halted as he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
“I know he’s had some difficulty of a similar sort at the Cobb County Jail a few months ago, and so I’m obviously concerned about his wellbeing,” his attorney, Keith Adams, told the Fulton County magistrate, Ural Glanville.
“Mr. Williams is sleep deprived, mandated to wake up on court days between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and not having more than five hours of sleep per night. By the end of the week, Mr. Williams is fighting to pay attention to the goings on in his case.”
Due to medical privacy laws, details about Young Thug’s illness were not released to the public. However, Judge Glanville did grant Adams permission to visit his client in the hospital.
Prior to this latest incident, the “Stoner” rapper’s lawyers petitioned the Fulton County court to let him out on bond, arguing that the conditions in the prison were less-than-ideal. Their petition was denied.
But at 5:45 p.m. ET on Thursday (May 11), Young Thug’s lawyers released a statement claiming that their client was now “fine” and ready to proceed with the trial.
“Jeffery was not feeling well earlier, and the sheriff’s office had him seen by medical personnel to ensure that he was okay,” Adams told Vulture in a statement. “We expect to be back in court tomorrow as we continue to fight these charges and work toward getting him home.”