A judge has postponed Knight's latest day in court after learning he had told sheriff's deputies he was too ill on Wednesday (27May15).

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen considered ordering jail officials to forcibly remove Knight from his cell at a downtown Los Angeles lock-up, but had a change of heart and delayed the proceedings to coincide with a hearing in Knight's murder case planned for Friday (29May15).

The Death Row Records co-founder is charged with stealing a photographer's camera in September (14). He has pleaded not guilty.

Knight also faces prison time following the death of a man he ran over while attempting to speed away from an altercation on a Los Angeles film set in his truck earlier this year (15).

The rap boss has been battling ill health ever since he was shot at during a party last year (14). He has collapsed in and outside court in recent months and has been hospitalised several times.