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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Rapper, Scarface reveals he's searching for a kidney donor amid battle with COVID-19 and his fans volunteer to donate


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American rapper, Scarface is in need of a kidney donor amid his ongoing battle with COVID-19.

Back in April, the Geto Boys rapper, 49, opened up about his diagnosis during an interview with Willie D, revealing that he had suffered kidney failure while battling with coronavirus and had to be placed on dialysis. 

"I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia—both lungs—and kidney failure in my house," he said.

"I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital [on April 20] ... 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."

Months after his diagnosis, the rapper told Fox5 DC that his kidneys never fully recovered.

"COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out," he said. "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."

The rapper, whose real name is Brad Terrence Jorda took to Twitter on Wednesday to plead for a kidney donation seven months after contracting COVID-19. 

He wrote:  "I need a kidney y'all any volunteers? B+ blood type." 


The tweet was met with an outpouring of support from friends and fans who have shown interest to help him. 

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