Scarface has begun the process to see if he is a good candidate for a kidney transplant. The Houston rapper updated his fans and supporters on his condition via Twitter on Friday (October 9).
“I’ve started the process to get a kidney transplant, I appreciate the love! It should take me 2-3 months to see if I’m a good candidate,” he shared in his latest update. “In the meantime you stay healthy, the list will open shortly [thereafter] and we can discuss who’s a match.. again I appreciate that y’all.”
He also clarified that a specific blood type is not necessary for the procedure after tweeting out that he was looking for volunteers with B+ blood type.
“They will match me with my kidney in exchange so anyone can be a donor,” Scarface explained. He also added, “can’t thank y’all enough.”
This comes after Scarface revealed that he was in need of a kidney donor after surviving his bout with COVID-19 on Wednesday (October 7).
“I need a kidney y’all,” he tweeted out, “any volunteers? B+ blood type.”
“Love & Prayers To Da Homie @brothermob,” he wrote. We got a bag for a volunteer…who B+? Serious inquiries only hit my dms to verify ya B+ blood type.”
Fat Joe followed suit, adding “This real sh*t right here. Prayers for the legend @brothermob we gotta bag for any volunteer @troubleman31.”
While speaking to fellow Geto Boys member Willie D in late March, Scarface shared that he had contracted COVID-19 shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began earlier that month. The Houston legend opened up about the toll the virus had taken on his health. His condition got so bad at one point that he had to be placed on dialysis after suffering kidney failure.
He 49-year-old told FOX 26 Houston a few months later that his kidneys never fully recovered after his initial diagnosis.
“COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out. I got full lung recovery, but my kidneys never came back,” he said at the time. ”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.”