Rap producer Marion “Suge” Knight was rushed to a hospital, after collapsing twice in a Las Vegas jail.
The news was announced by the music mogul’s attorneys during a bail hearing Monday. Knight, the ex-head of Death Row Records, was charged in Vegas last Wednesday with one count of robbery for allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills, California.
The next day, Knight’s attorneys say he passed out twice in his jail cell and injured his head and spine during his second fall. He was admitted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where doctors discovered a blood clot in his lung. Knight had been shot six times in the stomach two months ago, and his attorneyJulie Rayetold NBC News that was the “likely cause” of the clot.
Knight is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days. His bail was set at $75,000 on Monday, according to Clark County court records. He posted that bail and was scheduled to be released from the Clark County Detention Center on Monday evening.
Comedian Katt Williams was also charged with robbery in the September incident with the photographer. He faces up to seven years in prison, according to Los Angeles prosecutors involved with the case.