Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight returned to the hospital for a third time in the last month, telling Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin this week that he'd recently lost most of his vision in both eyes while incarcerated for hit-and-run and attempted murder charges.
The 49-year-old rap mogul has an extensive legal history, but has pleaded not-guilty to his alleged involvement in the case and remains imprisoned without bail. However it's resolved, Knight's medical issues appear every bit as serious.
Previously hospitalized for chest pain, Knight now claims to be battling blindness, confusion and weight loss. In a Monday court appearance, Knight said he had gone blind in one eye and had very limited vision in his other eye, reports NBC Bay Area.
He also reportedly noted that he was experiencing complications after having been shot six times a year ago, including a blood clot in his lungs and loss of 35 pounds. Knight was shot at a nightclub in August at a party held in advance of the Video Music Awards. It's unclear what's caused the loss of vision.
Still awaiting a hearing to set bail, Knight also complained about the medical treatment he'd received while incarcerated.
Already accused of stealing a photographer's camera just weeks after the shooting occurred, it's now alleged that Knight struck two men (and killed one) with his truck Jan. 29. It's the latest in a checkered legal history that dates back to the 1990s.
Knight co-founded Death Row along with Dr. Dre in 1991, helping launch artists like Snoop Dogg and other West Coast rappers. After running into financial problems, the label was eventually sold.
Retirement clearly isn't going as planned for Knight, and he'll need to address his health before he's ready for a bail hearing currently scheduled for March 9.