Scarface Gets Kidney Transplant Following COVID-19 Organ Failure
The artist received the life-saving donation from his son
Published Sep 17, 2021After putting out a call for a kidney donation last October, Scarface is on the mend after a successful organ transplant.
As Houston's ABC 13 reports, news of the transplant for the Texas rap legend born Brad Jordan came from J. Prince, founder of Scarface and Geto Boys' longtime label home Rap-A-Lot Records. On Instagram, he shared that the life-saving transplant was made possible by the artist's son, Christopher Jordan.
"I celebrate with the both of you for being an example of unending love," J. Prince wrote. "Chris, a lot of people talk about how much they love your dad, but you have separated yourself from the talkers by your actions. We all salute the both of you and wish you both a speedy recovery."
In a respective post with a photo from the hospital, Christopher wrote, "What a journey it's been. Surgery went well my dad is thriving kidney is working great!!!!"
Scarface contracted COVID-19 in March of last year, telling fellow Geto Boy Willie D. at the time that "it started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed." A month later, he revealed that his recovery included undergoing dialysis "four days a week, three hours a day."
In June, Scarface shared that he was undergoing dialysis treatment daily, ahead of asking Twitter followers in October, "I need a kidney y'all any volunteers? B+ blood type."