50 Cent hospitalised

Updated: May 18, 2012, 08:49 AM IST

Los Angeles: Rapper 50 Cent has reportedly been hosptialised with a stomach virus.

The 36-year-old tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by cuddly toys, including a giraffe, elephant and a lion, in his bed, saying he wasn`t looking forward to being operated on, reports a website. "I don`t want to go into surgery," he wrote.

Appealing to his friend, champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, for support, he tweeted: "@FloydMayweather call my phone why your phone off. (sic)"