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Tekashi 6ix9ine hospitalized after being attacked at Florida gym, lawyer says

Attorney Lance Lazzaro said three or four people attacked the rapper while he was in a sauna.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine was hospitalized after he was attacked in a South Florida gym Tuesday, his lawyer said.

The rapper, 26, was in the sauna when three or four people approached him and "beat him up," attorney Lance Lazzaro said.

He said 6ix9ine tried to fight back. A video posted on social media showed 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, walking through the gym with blood on his face.

"He had cuts to his face and bruises. Employees heard the disturbance and the perpetrators fled. Police in South Florida were called and he was transported via ambulance to a local hospital," Lazzaro said in a statement.

It was not clear whether 6ix9ine was still hospitalized.

In 2019, he was sentenced to a reduced two years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of racketeering, firearms offenses and drug trafficking. He could have been sentenced to 47 years, but prosecutors recommended a lesser sentence after he helped prosecutors put away two leaders of a violent New York gang. He was released early the next year.