Suge Knight hospitalized for undisclosed medical issue

ByHanna Chu via KABC logo
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Suge Knight appears in court for an arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Compton.
Suge Knight appears in court for an arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Compton.
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LOS ANGELES -- Rap mogul Suge Knight was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical issue on Thursday before a scheduled court appearance.

Knight, 49, was supposed to appear in court for an arraignment hearing on a criminal threats charge and for a hearing in a robbery case, but he never appeared.

A court spokesperson said Knight was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. No further information was immediately available.

The Death Row Records co-founder was charged with robbery after a photographer reported that Knight and comedian Katt Williams stole her camera in September. Knight pleaded not guilty to robbery, but prosecutors added a criminal threats charge last week.

Knight is currently being held without bail in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Compton on Jan. 29 that took the life of Terry Carter. He faces a murder charge and an attempted murder charge in that case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.