Suge Knight Collapses in Court After Judge Sets Bail at $25 Million
The rap mogul, 49, collapsed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, after the judge ordered him held on $25 million bail
Marion "Suge" Knight‘s health continues to decline in the midst of his murder trial.
The rap mogul, 49, collapsed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, after the judge ordered him held on $25 million bail, the Associated Press reports.
In photos from the hearing, Knight appeared to go unconscious in his chair, hitting his head on the desk in front of him. He was then removed from the courthouse on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance. His current condition is unknown.
The AP reports, “Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher said Knight was unconscious when the lawyer left the courtroom and an update on his condition was not immediately available.”
In his last court appearance, on March 3, Knight – who is diabetic and has a blood clot – told Judge James Brandlin that he’s been receiving inadequate medical care since being taken into custody, and complained of suffering from blindness.
Despite his attorney’s protests, Judge Ronald S. Coen set Knight’s bail at $25 million after Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes argued that he was on bail in a robbery case when he was arrested.
As the former Death Row Records CEO’s health continues to decline, TMZ reports he is being held “in solitary with no hot water, no blanket and only sporadic showers.”