The rapper, Vanilla Ice, found himself in a weird situation while on a flight to New York from Dubai this week. The 50-year-old “Ice, Ice, Baby” singer took to Twitter to reveal that he was on an airplane when suddenly around 100 people on the flight became sick.
And when he and the other passengers landed on the ground, Vanilla Ice explained, there were “tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place.”
The rapper, who was on board a double-decker flight, said there were “100 people sick on the bottom floor” of the plane.
The Center For Disease Control and Prevention spoke with reporters from USA Today and said the people arriving on the flight were suffering from an “illness, including a cough and some with fever.”
A representative for the airline said to Us Weekly that nearly all of the passengers were evacuated around 12:00 pm, just one hour and fifteen minutes after the airplane hit the ground at the JFK International Airport.
So I just landed from Dubai and now there is like tons of ambulances and fire trucks and police all over the place pic.twitter.com/i9QLh6WyJW
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) September 5, 2018
A statement from the Arab Emirates read, “the safety and care of our customers is our first priority.” Eric Phillips, the mayor of New York City, said that approximately 19 people were sick on the flight.
Ten of which had to go to the hospital, while the other ones chose not to seek medical attention. Phillips wrote on his Twitter account that health officials aren’t sure how the sickness started.
“Symptoms still pointing to the flu,” the mayor of New York City said. Strangely enough, the incident sounds like it could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic horror movie. Thankfully, everyone is ok, and dedicated and brave medical professionals were at the scene.