Michael Jackson Rushed to Hospital for Cardiac Arrest

June 25, 2009 By:
Michael Jackson Rushed to Hospital for Cardiac Arrest

Michael Jackson has been rushed to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson's home around 12:26 p.m.

Michael was not breathing when they arrived. The parademics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told The Los Angeles Times.

Two SUVs filled with about ten people were following Jackson's ambulance.

According to an X17, "There were more than 10 bodyguards or members of Michael's entourage that arrived at the hospital just after 1 pm, after following the ambulance there.

"They all got out of the SUVs in a panic and Michael was wheeled into the emergency room on a stretcher. There was definitely a sense of urgency and everyone looked worried."

"I am in Las Vegas, but yes, people in Los Angeles called me and are with Michael and tell me he was taken to the hospital," Michael's father, Joe Jackson tells E! News.

"His mother is on her way to the hospital now to check in on him. I am not sure what's wrong. I am waiting to hear back from them," adds Joe.

Hollyscoop is speaking to Michael's camp now in regards to his status.

UPDATE: A Jackson family member tells TMZ Michael is in "really bad shape" and the brothers are headed to UCLA.