In Da Doctor’s Office (Instead of Da Club)

Rapper 50 Cent Sued by New York Doctor
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York surgeon is suing rapper 50 Cent alleging he owes more than $32,000 in fees for the treatment of gunshot wounds nearly three years ago.
According to the civil complaint filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, 50 Cent, who also is known as Curtis Jackson, and friend Charles Johnson showed up at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in the New York borough of Queens on May 24, 2000, “with multiple gunshot wounds.”
No one has been arrested for that shooting and the legal document does not say how many wounds 50 Cent suffered.
The complaint alleges that the surgeon, Nader Paksima treated 50 Cent for the gunshot wounds, including the use of X-rays and post-surgical treatment both in the emergency room and hospital.
“Despite repeated requests for payment to date, the sum of $32,511.87 … remains due and owing,” said Christopher Galiardo, the surgeon’s lawyer.
“My client feels that 50 Cent has prospered and moved on with his career since the shooting. Dr. Paksima found 50 Cent to be a nice, charismatic man and we are hopeful he will settle this before going to trial,” the lawyer said.
The 27-year-old rapper’s attorney in the civil matter, Mark Gann, did not return calls for comment.
A protege of Eminem and slain hip hop pioneer Jam Master Jay, 50 Cent has bragged in interviews to promote his CD “Get Rich or Die Tryin”‘ that he was once a crack cocaine dealer and has been shot nine times.
In January, 50 Cent was arrested with four other men on weapons possession charges after police found two loaded guns in their car. He faces up to 15 years behind bars if convicted on the weapons charge.