Scarface, best known as a member of the Houston-based hip-hop group the Geto Boys, is asking for a kidney donation amid his battle with COVID-19.
This week on Twitter, the rapper, born Brad Terrence Jordan, asked volunteers with B+ blood to donate a kidney.
I need a kidney y’all any volunteers? B+ blood type— SCARFACE (@BrotherMob) October 7, 2020
One fan appeared to step forward, explaining that Scarface’s music helped them “manage depression.”
“I’m B Pos I got you for real. It would be returning the favor,” the Twitter user wrote. “Your music speaks to me more than any artist ever. Learned how to manage depression openly cause of you.”
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.— seɹeue OUT NOW (@othasydemusic) October 7, 2020
Fellow rapper Glasses Malone also responded to Scarface’s tweet, writing, “I’m a go find out... all that street ---- your music got me thru, a kidney would be my pleasure.”
In a March livestream interview with fellow Geto Boys group member Willie D, Scarface revealed he contracted coronavirus and was in and out of the hospital for three weeks.
“This whole three weeks has been an ordeal. It’s the craziest ---- I’ve ever done and seen in my life,” Scarface said. “I’ve been to the point where I just felt like I was going to die.”
The rapper, who Fox 26 Houston reports to be asthmatic and has had health issues in the past, said he suffered lung and kidney ailments from the virus, and had to be placed on dialysis.
“I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia — both lungs — and kidney failure in my house,” he said at the time. “I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital... 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.”
Two months later, Scarface told a Fox affiliate that he “got full lung recovery,” but that his kidneys were still suffering.
“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.”
Per the New York Times, as of October 9 at 7:47 a.m. EST, more than 7,639,600 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 212,700 have died due to COVID-19 complications.
Sending love and positivity to Scarface during this challenging time.