12.27.2016

Troy Ave Released from Hospital with Bullet Still in Head

Troy Ave is home.

On Monday (Dec. 26), the New York rapper walked out of the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where he was treated for his latest wounds after being shot in the head and the back on Christmas Day.

Ave posted a video of his release on Instagram. “shot in my head, shot in my back, GOD is Great Ya boi is back,” Troy captioned the clip. “from the bottom of my heart thank y’all 4 all the prayers.”

His lawyer John Stella told The New York Daily News that Troy still has a bullet lodged in his back and another one in his head.

“He is very sore,” the lawyer explained. “The doctors told the family that he came dangerously close to having a spinal cord injury — but it looks like there’s no lasting damage from the wound track.”

Troy will reportedly undergo surgery to remove the bullets at a later date.

Police say that Troy and his girlfriend were stopped at an intersection in Brooklyn at approximately 4 p.m. on Christmas Day when an unidentified man approached the vehicle and started firing. The girlfriend was unscathed, but Ave was hit twice.

In May, Ave was also reportedly shot in the leg at Irving Plaza in New York, where T.I. was slated to perform. Surveillance footage later showed Troy firing his gun in the club. He was charged with attempted murder and is currently out on $500,000 bail in relation to that shooting.

Ave’s lawyer says this was likely connected to the Irving Plaza incident in some way. “My guess is probably it was related,” he said. “There clearly was animosity in the green room incident, but he’s never had a long list of enemies.”

Troy recently unleashed his White Christmas 4 mixtape and on Monday, he released the music video for “No Delay” off the project. Ave plays the Santa Claus role in the Llama-directed clip, while his Mrs. Claus is a model twerking beside him.