Reps for DMC have confirmed to AllHipHop.com that the rapper was admitted to a New Jersey hospital on Thursday July 18.
DMC, age 44, arrived complaining of severe pain and swelling in his left arm.
Management for DMC told AllHipHop.com that he started experiencing pain in his left arm as early as last Sunday.
After two days of suffering, DMCs arm became noticeably swollen, resulting in the rapper seeing a doctor, who diagnosed two dangerous blood clots in his left arm.
When blood thinning medication did not work, doctors decided that surgery was the best option to reduce the swelling in DMCs arm and to prevent the clot from moving any further.
“DMC’s surgery yesterday to remove the blood clots in his left arm was successful,” DMC’s manager Eric Blam told AllHipHop.com. “I had the opportunity to visit with him last night at the hospital. He was resting comfortably and is on his way to a full recovery. We want to thank everyone for all their prayers and get-well wishes. He’s grateful to have so many wonderful fans and friends out there who care about him.”
As press time, the DMC is recovering in Wayne, New Jersey.
Although he is otherwise healthy, DMC will undergo tests to determine the cause of the blood clots, a medical condition that he has never had to contend with.
As one-third of the legendary Run-DMC, DMC (Darrel McDaniels) helped cultivate Hip-Hop music throughout the 80s and brought the culture to the mainstream.
They are the first Hip-Hop act to achieve RIAA certification (gold, platinum, and multi-platinum), sign an endorsement deal (adidas), appear on MTV, and land a Top 10 charting album.