PUBLISHED: 09:43 EST, 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 11:00 EST, 26 June 2012
Rapper 50 Cent was involved in a serious car accident in New York City in the early hours of this morning.
The Candy Shop hitmaker was taken to Queens hospital with possible injuries to his neck and back after a collision between his SUV – which was being driven by someone else – and a Mack truck on the Long Island Expressway.
Crash: Rapper 50 Cent was rushed to hospital after a car crash in New York last night
According to fan site ThisIs50.com, the incident occurred when a red truck rear-ended his bullet proof vehicle and it ‘almost flipped over’.
50 Cent – real name is Curtis Jackson – and was put on a stretcher and taken to the nearby medical facility, along with his driver.
But a source close to the rapper has revealed both the 36-year-old star and his driver are recovering well.
Accident: Fan website ThisIs50.com posted pictures from the scene
Scare: The rapper’s SUV was rear-ended by this Mack truck
Survivor: The star, pictured last year, famously bounced back after being shot nine times in an incident in 2000
The insider told XXLMag.com: ‘He’s fine,’ and when asked about the driver added: ‘He’s good.’
It’s not the first time 50 has been at Queens this year after he was previously hospitalised due to a bad bout of food poisoning.
50 said at the time: ‘Eminem called and said, “Man you been shot nine times, don’t f**k around and die over a burger.”
‘He called and started making me laugh and s**t, and I wasn’t feeling good. So I just started to laugh, and he cheered me up when I was feeling uncomfortable.’
The Get Rich or Die Tryin’ star famously survived a brush with death in 2000.
The former drug dealer was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident outside his grandmother’s former home.
50 Cent is understood to be single following a fling with comedian Chelsea Handler last year.