Rapper 50 Cent hospitalized after LIE crash

(Courtesy of ThisIs50.com)

June 26, 2012 4:23:32 PM PDT
Curtis Jackson, better known as rapper 50 Cent, was hospitalized late Monday after his vehicle was rear ended by a truck on the Long Island Expressway in Queens.

According to 50 Cent's website, Thisis50.com, Jackson was put on a stretcher and taken to the hospital after the Mack truck struck his bullet-proof SUV at 11:18 p.m., causing the vehicle to nearly flip.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes near the Van Wyck Expressway exit.

The story and pictures were posted on the site at 3 a.m.

A representative confirmed the crash to TMZ and said that 50 Cent "was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released (Tuesday) morning and is doing fine."

Jackson's driver was also treated at the hospital.

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