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Tekashi 6ix9nine has been attacked by a group of men at gym sauna

Tekashi 6ix9nine has been attacked by a group of men at gym sauna

The controversial rapper has been rushed to hospital after trying and failing to fight off the attackers.

Tekashi 6ix9ine has been rushed to hospital after being beaten up by a bunch of random attackers in South Florida.

The 26-year-old rapper suffered some pretty serious injuries to his jaw, ribs and his back in the incident that erupted at an LA Fitness.

6ix9ine's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, has revealed to TMZ that the musician was in the gym's sauna when he was surrounded by a group of men.

Despite his best efforts to fight them off, he failed, and they roughed him up pretty severely.

Staff at the gym called emergency services once they heard all the commotion coming from the sauna and an ambulance was dispatched to the location, along with police.

Paramedics determined that 6ix9ine's injuries were so bad that he needed to be taken to hospital.

TMZ has posted a photo of the 26-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, in a hospital bed and you can clearly see he's been beaten to a pulp.

Lazzaro says Tekashi didn't have his security with him at the time of the beating and he'll be asking federal authorities for more protection.

The attorney feels its necessary after the rapper had his sentence dramatically reduced for helping prosecutors in their investigation.

Hernandez gave evidence against accused members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang as part of a plea deal to try and avoid a minimum 47-year sentence.

He ended up only being sentenced to two years behind bars and has enjoyed freedom ever since he was released.

6ix9ine was granted an early release due to the risk of contracting coronavirus.

The musician's lawyers had appealed to the authorities to get him out of jail as Covid-19 continued to sweep across the United States.

After considering the application, Judge Paul Engelmayer agreed that the risk of getting the virus was sufficient grounds to have him released early.

Judge Engelmayer said in his ruling: "The Court grants the defendant's motion for compassionate release.

"Had the Court known that sentencing Mr Hernandez to serve the final four months of his term in a federal prison would have exposed him to a heightened health risk, the Court would have directed that these four months be served instead in home confinement.

"In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the defendant must remain at his residence except to seek any necessary medical treatment or to visit his attorney, in each instance with prior notice and approval by the Probation Department."

Featured Image Credit: Create Music Group. Instagram/Tekashi6ix9ine

Topics: Tekashi 6ix9ine, Celebrity