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Ray Rahman
January 14, 2013 AT 05:40 PM EST

Nas fans who turned on Live! With Kelly and Michael last week were disappointed to find out that the Life Is Good rapper was absent. But the man has a good reason: vertigo.

Last Friday, Nasir Jones was hospitalized in New York for severe vertigo. The 39-year-old rapper became ill on a flight to New York and was taken directly to the hospital from the airplane, Live! hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced on their program.

Nas is now in recovery, and was able to send out the following tweet:

“Peace y’all. I’m out of the ER & doin alright. I’m on bed rest for a few. Apologies to everyone @ Live w/ Kelly & Michael. I’ll make it up.”

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