Houston rap legend Scarface is updating fans on his condition a month after he revealed his own battle with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and says he’s glad to be alive.
In a recent interview with fellow Geto Boy member Willie D (on Willie D Live), Scarface reveals the same day he informed fans that he was diagnosed with COVID-19, he was enduring even more health issues while under quarantine.
“I fought the COVID, double bilateral pneumonia and kidney failure, all in my house,” Face says while hooked up to a blood stint to help regulate his kidneys.
“This my new lifeline,” he says of his dialysis port. “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 before.”
Since his initial revelation, Scarface has been mostly mum on social media, occasionally checking in with friends as they streamed live on Instagram. Ice-T mentioned he spoke to Scarface earlier this week during a live stream for the Universal Hip Hop Museum Fundraiser and that The Diary rapper’s health had suffered greatly due to COVID-19.
Ice-T just gave an update on Scarface while appearing on this Hip Hop Museum fundraiser. Said he talked to Face today, and “He had kidney failure. He’s on dialysis now.”
— Shawn Setaro (@SameOldShawn) April 23, 2020
On April 23, COVID-19 claimed the life of one Hip Hop figure, New York’s Fred The Godson. Slim Thug was the first notable artist to reveal his diagnosis with COVID-19 but shared he recently tested negative after self-quarantining for two weeks.