After a week without updates, legendary emcee/producer Keith “Guru” Elam‘s condition has been updated Monday morning. Guru’s publicist has reported that he is in stable condition, ending three weeks of coma-reports to press and fans. Moreover, the emcee has been diagnosed with Anoxia, effects from a lengthy history of asthma and lung problems. The term “anoxia” means “lower levels of oxygen than most.” Per medical reports online, that oxygen level not only effects breathing, but also the required levels for organ tissue.
On February 28, Guru went into coma after suffering cardiac arrest in New York. Although the rapper has yet to speak publicly, statements have been released on his behalf, causing controversy within Guru’s family and the Hip Hop community. Quotes have been released asserting both his association with present production partner Solar as well as his continued disassociation with former Gang Starr partner DJ Premier. Members from Guru’s family have also spoken out publicly, expressing distrust of Guru’s handler.
That present spokesman, Solar, told publicists for this morning’s statement that it is unclear at present when Guru will be released from an unidentified New York hospital, but did add that Guru is aware of fan support. “The outpouring of love from around the world has been tremendous,” Solar said. “I’m reading some of the best e-mails, texts and Twitters that come in and Guru enjoys them. I think that’s what has been helping his recovery and what’s got him in there fighting.”
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