Three 6 Mafia and Da Mafia 6ix member Koopsta Knicca suffered a brain aneurysm according to a recent Instagram post made by Mafia founding member DJ Paul.

Captioned in the post, the Memphis native said his fellow group member and long-time friend had “blood on his brain” and that the presiding doctor said Koop, born Robert Cooper Phillips, needs a “miracle,” presumably to recover. It is currently unknown as to what caused the aneurysm as details are limited at this time. HipHopDX reached out to Mafia publicist Dove Clark who spoke with Paul early this morning. She indeed confirmed that Phillips suffered a brain aneurysm and is currently being hospitalized.

On Sunday (October 4), DJ Paul mentioned that people should pray for Koopsta Knicca but he left no details as to why. He did mention though that he was in the hospital undergoing a “serious operation.” Koopsta’s own Twitter account also confirmed that he has a serious condition, tweeting “Thanks for all of ur prayers & wishes.” Numerous members and affiliates of Three 6 Mafia, including Lil Wyte, Frayser Boy and La Chat, have either offered their prayers through social media or have visited The Devil’s Playground rapper at the hospital.

Koopsta Knicca is the second member of Three 6 Mafia to face a life-threatening situation within the last two years. Lord Infamous passed away in 2013 of a suspected heart attack. HipHopDX spoke with DJ Paul at the time of his death as he reflected on his career.

As recently as last week DJ Paul addressed the possibility of a Three 6 Mafia reunion. In a recent interview with AllHipHop, he addresses the question of whether another group album would ever be released. He relayed that at this point in time, each member has developed their own identity creating difficulty in finding a unifying sound.

HipHopDX sends our hopes and prayers to Koopsta Knicca and his family during this tough time.

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🙏🏾 Pray For My Brother @koopstaknicca36 In The Hospital Now!!! Serious Operation!!! #M4L

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