Is 50 Cent Dying? Rapper Tweets Pictures from Hospital, Reaches out to Floyd Mayweather

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Surrounded by stuffed animals (a giraffe, elephant, and lion) and wearing a hospital gown, rapper 50 Cent looks weak as he battles what may or may not be a life-threatening illness that remains unknown to the public.

A seemingly nervous Curtis Jackson (50's real name) tweeted a picture last night, showin him lying helplessly on a hospital bed and covered to his chest with a white blanket. Always a hustler, the 36-year-old entertainer didn't reflect on his mystery condition, but rather took the opportunity to promote his forthcoming mixtape.

"I'm in the hospital but my gangsta grillz LOST TAPE is done so it will be out on time."

Several minutes after dropping the Lost Tape promo, 50 was tweeting again, this time to his BFF Floyd Mayweather. His tone was vulnerable, tinged with a noticeable sense of trepidation.

"I don't want to go into surgery. @FloydMayweather call my phone why your phone off."

Though he's no stranger to going under the knife (50 was famously shot nine times in 2000 and spent 13 days in the hospital), nobody gets used to surgery. Clearly, Jackson was looking for a support group.

A few hours after 50 reached out to the world champion boxer, Mayweather responded, "@50cent We love you, family. Get well."

Shortly thereafter, Mayweather suggested 50 get a bigger TV.

"@50cent while you're in the hospital they need to get you a flat screen TV."

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