Scarface is facing serious health issues following COVID-19 diagnosis.
What We Know:
- The 49-year-old Houston rap legend, born Brad Terrence Jordan, has revealed he’s currently on dialysis due to kidney failure due to to his recent coronavirus battle.
- During a Zoom chat with his former Geto Boys cohort, Scarface gave a health update, saying he’s “glad to be alive” after getting out of the hospital April 20 — showing his dialysis report.
- “I fought the COVID double bilateral pneumonia in both lungs and kidney failure in my house,” the hip-hop trailblazer detailed in the beginning of the video.
- “I gotta change my entire diet,” Scarface shared. “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 before.”
- He described some of the symptoms while fighting the virus, which was diagnosed March 26: “I couldn’t keep food down, I couldn’t get comfortable, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t stay woke, I could not breathe. It was the worst time of my life.”
- “Hanging on that string of death makes you really appreciate life. I was inches away from death,” the former Def Jam South artist said, explaining that he didn’t want to be on a ventilator at a “quarantined hospital” alone, as opposed to being at home.
Scarface, who ran for Houston City Council last fall, optimistically closed the video by playing his guitar and mentioning future endeavors, such as a Geto Boys podcast and a grand finale tour.