Geto Boys' Scarface Gives Thumbs Up From Hospital Bed Following Kidney Transplant


Prayers for Houston rap legend Scarface started lighting up

social media on Tuesday (September 14) as the Geto Boys

legend prepared for surgery.


His son, Chris Jordan, made an incredible sacrifice and

donated one of his kidneys to his father who’d been struggling

with his health since catching COVID-19 last year.


On Wednesday (September 15), Rap-A-Lot Records founder J.

Prince shared a photo of Scarface and his son shortly after

the procedure was finished, indicating it had been a success.


Scarface, who’s laying on a hospital gurney, is giving the

thumbs up while holding his son’s hand. Although he looks

exhausted, Scarface is presumably relieved to have the

surgery behind him.


“Congrats to my brother @brothermob & his son

@_iamchrisjordan for giving his father one of his kidneys,”

Prince wrote in the caption. “I celebrate with the both of you

for being an example of unending love. Chris, a lot of people

talk about how much they love your dad, but you have

separated yourself from the talkers by your actions. We all

salute the both of you and wish you both a speedy recovery.”


Scarface’s revealed he’d tested positive for COVID-19 in March

2020. The illness was so severe, he wound up with pneumonia

in both of his lungs, kidney failure, a 103-degree failure and

time spent on dialysis. A month later, he admitted he had

feared for his life, telling partner-in-rhyme Willie D on

Instagram Live, “I been to the point where I felt like I was

going to die.”

He then revealed he’d been put on kidney dialysis and was

forced to adopt an entirely different lifestyle.


“This my new lifeline,” he said. “I gotta change my entire diet.

I gotta do dialysis four times a week, three hours a day. That’s

taking all of my blood out, cleaning it, and putting it back in

my body. Before the COVID, I never had kidney problems



Not everyone has been so fortunate. A Tribe Called Quest MC

Phife Dawg died in March 2016 from complications stemming

from diabetes. His widow Deisha Head-Taylor had donated a

kidney to her husband in 2008, but eventually it failed.


Then, after seven years on dialysis, Blackalicious MC Gift of

Gab finally underwent a double kidney transplant in February

2020. Seemingly on the mend, the Bay Area Hip Hop legend

was anxious to start touring again.


But evidently the universe had other plans and Gift of Gab

died on June 18.  In the wake of his death, Gab’s team released

his first posthumous solo album, Finding Inspiration

Somehow, on September 10. Our prayers are with those

affected by health issues and we urge all to seek medical

attention if you are unsure of the state of your well being .


Source: Tyshawn Smith

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