Yelawolf Speaks On Ruptured Spleen, Says It "Put My Life In Check"

Yelawolf breaks his silence on an injury that threatened his life.

Earlier this month, Yelawolf was rushed to the hospital in Madison, Wisconsin after rupturing his spleen, which put him in the ICU unit for several days. Breaking his silence on the incident, Yela spoke with Rhymes & Reasons Magazine about his life-threatening injury, explaining how he knew it was serious from the jump.

"It started in Los Angeles when I jumped out of some rafters. I jumped out, stage-dived, and landed on someone’s head and come to find a month later that I broke their nose. But at least I landed on someone’s face, I guess," he said. "I might have ruptured my spleen then, and then in Madison, Wisconsin, I jumped into the crowd and I think I hit my back right on the button and it popped and I had internal bleeding and it ruptured my spleen."

Catfish Billy headed to the hospital after his show. He was placed in the Intensive Care Unit for several days, and was forced to sign papers that removed fault from doctors if he passed away during surgery. Yela thanks his girlfriend, singer Fefe Dobson, for nursing him back to health, and says that it put his "life in check."

"I knew something was wrong immediately. The pain was crazy and I was rushed to the hospital. Spent a couple days in the ICU and then a couple more days in the hospital. It was serious. I signed some serious paperwork over to the team of surgeons and shit. But I recovered without having my spleen removed. I had to cut my tour off though," he continued. "I’d say these last 2 weeks have been pretty surreal, sitting in ICU with those fuckin' plugs hooked up to my body, and signing papers that say 'If you die, we're not responsible.' It put my life in check."

Watch the full interview below.

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  • Anonymous

    Madison Wisconsin saved your life.

  • Anonymous

    He got Fefe tatted on his head! yep look it up..,r:4,s:0

  • thought dog

    Who wouldve thought that jumping from rafters and stage diving could be dangerous? Whats next, you cant eat fire? This whole world is getting weirder and weirder.

  • Anonymous

    He's with Fefe Dobson? So that's where she's been...

  • Anonymous

    Yelawolf is soooo gangsta... LMAO... a ruptured spleen WOW

    • Anonymous

      He never claimed to be gangsta. Also, hip hop does not necessarily have to be for gangsters................. its for everyone

  • nickrazor2000

    (Yelawolf) Note to self: STOP STAGE DIVING!!! please dont kill yourself, we have too many dead rappers already.

  • Anonymous

    damn. maybe at least now he can take it easy touring and refocus on his music which has not been as good since tm 0-60. needs to get that sound back.

    • Anonymous

      lol, thats what they say about everybody, make one album and then people will harass you the rest of your life for not making it over and over again Ask Nas.....

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