Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has reportedly been admitted into a hospital to undergo treatment for blood clots that his fiancee says doctors have described as “life threatening.”
Knight was checked into Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Wednesday, March 22. The clots are only the latest in a series of health crises that have challenged the 50-year-old mogul, sending him in and out of the emergency room over the course of the two year stint he has spent behind bars fighting charges related to the murder of industry peer Terry Carter. Fans will recall Knight facing a medical emergency one year ago this month, when he was forced to undergo surgery on his appendix.
According to Toi-Lin Kelly, who is engaged to Knight, he hasn’t been receiving adequate treatment, and she speculates that his health is being purposely neglected. “It has been two years of in and out of the hospital, dealing with the same blood clots because the hospital doesn’t want to deal with the pressure of the Sheriff’s (jail officials) while he is seeking care,” Kelly told the New York Daily News. Should Knight’s health take a turn for the worst, Kelly says she and Knight’s attorney’s have been preparing to make a case against the prison. “I am not confident they care about his well-being, if at all. I can tell you we are well documenting the actions of the jail and USC Medical so we can stay on top of this,” she said.