Hip-Hop veteran Scarface has issued a desperate plea for a kidney donor after a near-fatal battle with COVID-19.
The former Geto Boys star, real name Brad Jordan, went public with his health battle in late March, revealing he had twice been admitted to the hospital with double pneumonia and kidney failure before testing positive for the coronavirus.
He was discharged in late April, but required regular dialysis treatment to keep him alive.
Now Scarface, who turns 50 next month, needs a new kidney, and he’s reaching out to Twitter users to find a willing donor.
I need a kidney y’all any volunteers? B+ blood type
— SCARFACE (@BrotherMob) October 7, 2020
“I need a kidney y’all any volunteers? B+ blood type,” Scarface wrote.
His public appeal comes months after Scarface revealed his kidneys never healed from COVID-19.
“COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out,” he told Fox5DC.com. “I got full lung recovery, but my kidneys never came back…
“I’m still a little weak. I don’t have a lot of strength in my legs yet. I still haven’t got full taste back and sense of smell yet. But I am glad to be alive.”
Several fans offered to undergo testing to find out if they could be a match for Scarface, including rapper Glasses Malone, who replied, “I’m a go find out… all that street s**t your music got me thru, a kidney would be my pleasure.”
I'm a go find out… all that street s### your music got me thru, a kidney would be my pleasure
— Glasses Malone (@gmalone) October 7, 2020
I'm B Pos I got you for real. It would be returning the favor. Your music speaks to me more than any artist ever. Learned how to manage depression openly cause of you.
— VERNON HAYES THE GRIOT ANOINTED ON HIGH (@othasydemusic) October 7, 2020
Face I'm one of your biggest fans, I can go back to when you were none as DJ Action I'm not sure what my blood type is but I'm willing to help God bless you and your family 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— John Lathan (@JohnLathan15) October 8, 2020
I have a friend named Diana Demouchet and she would LOVE to try to be the donor for a kidney transplant. She would love to be a blessing in your life. Whatever it takes, we can do it together. We saw your message on ABC 13, and would love to help. DM me whenever.
— Jonathan “The Lone Texan” Symmank (@I_AM__Jonathan) October 8, 2020