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Suge Knight knocked unconscious during bail hearing

Embattled rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight was knocked unconscious in court on Friday (20Mar15) after collapsing and hitting his head as his bail for a murder charge was set at $25 million .

The Death Row Records co-founder has been struggling with his health since he was shot multiple times at a club last summer (14) and recently claimed he was battling blindness due to the sub par medical attention he has been receiving behind bars.


He returned to a Los Angeles court on Friday (20Mar15), when the judge granted the prosecution's request to set bail at $25 million, but drama ensued shortly after the ruling when Knight fell and knocked his head on a chair.


Paramedics were called into the courtroom to tend to Knight, who had previously been diagnosed with diabetes and a blood clot, and he was taken to a nearby hospital.


An update on his condition was unavailable as WENN went to press, but during the hearing, his attorney Matthew Fletcher claimed his client, who had to be hospitalized during three other hearings in recent weeks, was being held in solitary confinement without proper access to his required medication.


Slamming the prison conditions, Fletcher said, "He's being treated worse than Charles Manson," referring to the convicted killer, who is serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison in California for his part in the 1969 murder of actress Sharon Tate and others.


Knight was on bail for a September (14) robbery case when he was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, California in January (15), when he allegedly ran down two men with his pick-up truck as he attempted to flee an altercation on a film set. His pal, Terry Carter, died in the incident, while actor Cle 'Bone' Sloan was hospitalized for his injuries.


Knight has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.