TMZ reports that Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez) has been hospitalized after he was brutally attacked by a group of men inside an LA Fitness in South Florida on Tuesday, March 21. 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, says his client tried to fight off the attackers, but was outnumbered and badly beaten. The rapper did not have security with him at the time. The 26-year-old has yet to publicly address the attack
Police and paramedics were called to the scene, resulting in 6ix9ine being taken via ambulance to a local hospital. A video of the attack posted on Instagram shows 6ix9ine lying on the floor protecting his head as two men stand over him and kick and punch him. Footage of the aftermath of the attack also surfaced online, showing the rapper sporting a swollen and bloodied face as he makes his way through the gym. A photo of 6ix9ine’s injuries obtained by TMZ provides a closer look at his injuries. He also reportedly suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs and back.
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