*Rapper Prodigy, one half of the duo Mobb Deep, was rushed to the hospital Monday night (Jan. 7) from what sources say were complications from sickle cell anemia, reports Allhiphop.com.
The 33-year-old performer was scheduled to begin his three and a half year prison term the following day, but he was granted a 30-day stay due to the emergency room visit, the Web site reports.
Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, was arrested in New York in October 2006 along with his producer The Alchemist after police caught him driving the wrong way down a one way street. Upon searching his SUV, they found a .22 caliber handgun hidden in a console.
The rapper pleaded guilty to a third count of gun possession and received his three-and-a-half year prison sentence in October.