Rapper Scarface nearly lost his life to the deadly coronavirus. Now, the Geto Boys rapper has revealed that he has been placed on dialysis after suffering kidney failure as a result of the virus, despite having no history of kidney problems.
“I’m glad to be alive,” he told fellow Geto Boys member, Willie D in a Zoom video. “I fought the COVID double bilateral pneumonia, both lungs and kidney failure in my house. When it all went back to shit again, I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital Monday [April 20th].”
“That’s my new lifeline.” He added, showing his dialysis port.
The 49-year-old tested positive for coronavirus last month. After receiving treatment, he relapsed and had to be rehospitalized.
“I gotta change my entire diet, I gotta do dialysis four days a week, three hours a day. That’s taking all my blood out, cleaning it and putting it back in my body,” explained Scarface.
Scarface also elaborated on the frightening symptoms he experienced while his body fought the virus, oftentimes thinking that he would succumb to the virus.
“That three weeks, that month that I did in my house, was like hell, bro. I couldn’t keep food down, I couldn’t get comfortable, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t stay woke, and like I said, I couldn’t breathe, bro. It was the worst time of my life.” His weight loss was also drastic, revealing that he dropped “probably 30 pounds.”
“Hanging on that string of death makes you really appreciate life because I was inches away from death,” he said. “If you let the doctors tell it, they don’t know how I survived.”
Over 54,000 people have died in the U.S. alone, as the total diagnosed cases inches closer to 1 million. Last week, popular Bronx rapper Fred the Godson died following a battle with the virus.