Hip-hop superstar Curtis 50 Cent Jackson was injured in a car crash Tuesday morning, according to his publicist. Jackson has since been released from the hospital. 

Jackon's bullet-proof SUV was hit from behind by a Mack truck while traveling on the Long Island Expressway around 3 a.m. near New York City, according to the rapper's website.

The Hip-hop phenomenon was treated and released from New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back pains, the site said.

Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson was involved in a car accident in New York early Tuesday morning. He was taken to New York Hospital Queens [in Flushing], where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released Tuesday morning and is doing fine, the rapper's spokesperson said to Newsday.

Jackson rose to fame when his debut albulm Get Rich or Die Tryin,' which sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. His stardom exploded further with his second albulm, The Massacre, which sold 5 million copies.