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Surgeon sues rapper 50 Cent for $32,000

A surgeon who treated 50 Cent for bullet wounds three years ago has sued the rapper for more than $32,000 in unpaid medical bills.

NEW YORK (AP) — A surgeon who treated 50 Cent for bullet wounds three years ago has sued the rapper for more than $32,000 in unpaid medical bills. Dr. Nader Paksima says in papers filed in Manhattan's State Supreme Court that he operated on 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, at a hospital in May 2000 for several gunshot wounds. The papers don't say how many wounds 50 Cent had. Paksima says the bill for 50 Cent's medical care, including follow-up treatment in June, was $32,511.87. Court papers say the 26-year-old rapper hasn't paid any of it. "He had significant surgery," Paksima's lawyer, Christopher D. Galiardo, said Tuesday. "Fortunately for him, he's doing nicely. My client provided very good medical care and he (50 Cent) is in a position to pay for a very valuable service." The rapper's lawyer, Mark Gann, didn't immediately return calls for comment. In interviews, 50 Cent has said he peddled crack while growing up in Queens, and that he's been shot nine times. No one was arrested for the May 2000 shooting. Once the protege of slain rap icon Jam Master Jay, 50 Cent has a top-selling CD

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