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Rapper Troy Ave released from hospital with bullets still lodged in head and back

December 27, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Rapper Troy Ave released from hospital with bullets still lodged in head and back

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Rapper Troy Ave was released from a Brooklyn hospital and posted a video of himself with a bandage on his head after he was shot on Christmas Day while in his Maserati.

The rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, posted footage of his release from Brookdale Hospital on Instagram on Monday.

“Shot in my head, shot in my back, GOD is Great Ya boi is back,” Collins said in the caption. “From the bottom of my heart thank y’all 4 all the prayers.”

Troy Ave was shot in East Flatbush just before 4:30 p.m. on Christmas day, police said. The 34-year-old still has one bullet stuck in his head and another in his back, according to his attorney, John Stella.

Collins’ girlfriend, who was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident, was not hurt.

After he had been shot, he drove toward the hospital, which is located about six blocks away. However, he was forced to leave his vehicle, and another driver took him and his girlfriend to the hospital, The New York Daily News reported.

“DIVINE ORDER. My God is real. We were covered,” his girlfriend wrote on Facebook.

“He is very sore,” Stella said. “The doctors told the family that he came dangerously close to having a spinal cord injury — but it looks like there’s no lasting damage from the wound.”

Monday’s Instagram post shows the rapper, escorted by authorities, sporting a BSB Records jacket, with a white bandage wrapped around his head and his arm in a sling. They slipped out the back exit of the hospital, to avoid media photographers.

Fellow rapper 50 Cent even visited Collins at the hospital on Sunday night.

shot in my head, shot in my back, GOD is Great Ya boi is back from the bottom of my heart thank y'all 4 all the prayers #WhiteChristmas4 💽(link in bio)

A video posted by Troy Ave (@troyave) on

“Dope boy, Troy, all good. Merry Christmas,” he said on Instagram.

Stella also added that surgery will be needed to remove the bullets still lodged in his body.

He also stated that Troy Ave could not see the attacker’s face because it was covered up with a hoodie.

“He just noticed someone on foot behind the car as he stopped at the light,” Stella added. “He could not see enough to make any identification.”

Police officers have discovered four shell casings and have questioned Collins and his girlfriend.

Collins has been released on $500,000 bail after a shooting in May at Irving Plaza during a T.I. show that fatally shot his bodyguard Ronald McPhatter. Collins has been accused of attempted murder in that incident. He was hit in the leg and contends that he wrestled the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter and opened fire in self-defense.

A motive has not been determined for the most recent incident. “There’s nothing that answers that question,” Stella continued. “He didn’t sense anyone following him at all. Was it someone who had an opportunity or a designated interest? We don’t know.”

The lawyer said that it might be linked to the Irving Plaza conflict.

“My guess is probably it was related,” he noted. “There was animosity in the green room incident, but he’s never had a long list of enemies.”

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