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Suge Knight’s Family Gives Health Update After Shooting at Pre-VMAs Bash: He’s Lost a Lot of Blood, He’s Human

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Suge Knight was shot six times at a pre-VMAs bash on Aug. 24. His family released a statement on Aug. 25, updating fans on his condition. Denise Truscello/WireImage

Not out of the woods yet! In the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 24, rap mogul Suge Knight was shot six times at a pre-VMAs party held at 1OAK in Los Angeles and hosted by Chris Brown

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The former CEO and co-founder of Death Row Records, 49, was rushed to the hospital and sent into surgery. Though he is expected to recover, Knight’s family released a statement on Monday, Aug. 25, asking for the respect and privacy of the public as their loved one heals.

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“The family of Suge Knight asks that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media,” the statement reads. “Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he's human. He's done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.”

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This isn’t the first shooting in which the famed producer has been involved. In 2005, Knight was shot in the leg at Kanye West's pre-VMAs party in Miami. He was also in the car with legendary rapper Tupac Shakur when he was fatally shot in 1996. 

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