Tekashi 6ix9ine was hospitalized on Tuesday night after he was brutally attacked by a group of men inside a gym sauna in South Florida.
He was brutally attacked by a group of men inside a gym sauna in South Florida on Tuesday night, March 21, 2023. The incident was caught on camera and showed one man repeatedly hitting Tekashi while he tried to defend himself.
According to his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, Tekashi was inside the sauna at an LA Fitness gym when he was ambushed by several men without warning. He said that Tekashi attempted to fight back, but he was outnumbered and overpowered by his assailants. Lazzaro also said that Tekashi did not have any security with him at the time of the attack.
The gym staff heard the commotion and notified a manager, who then called the police and emergency services. Tekashi was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance with injuries to his face, jaw, ribs, and back. He also suffered from swelling on his face.
Lazzaro told TMZ that he plans to contact the federal authorities to ensure that Tekashi gets the protection he needs. He said that it is unclear if the attack had anything to do with Tekashi’s cooperation with the prosecutors in his previous racketeering case; which landed several of his former gang members behind bars.
Tekashi was sentenced to two years in prison in 2019 for his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang. He was released early in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. He agreed to testify against his former associates in exchange for a reduced sentence. Since then, he has been living under strict security measures and has faced backlash from many people who labeled him as a snitch.
Tekashi has not commented publicly on the attack yet.