Scarface Reveals His Son Is Donating Him A Kidney

Scarface is finally getting a kidney transplant.
On Tuesday (July 13), the Geto Boys member revealed his 30-year-old son would be giving him one of his kidneys, more than a year after he was diagnosed with kidney failure.
“A couple of days ago .. well Friday they called me and said I was a match with my son,” Scarface said over a Zoom call promoting he and Willie D’s brand new podcast, Geto Boys Reloaded. “So it’s any day now.”
The 50-year-old Houston legend had been battling kidney issues after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in March of 2020. The health issue forced him to be bedridden for weeks and isolated from his family. At one point, doctors determined he had kidney failure and needed a transplant. The search for a match began last Fall and ultimately, Scarface’s son Chris was a match.
“I just told him when everything was going down, ‘Hey man, you don’t have to go through that. If I’m a match, I’ma do it,’” Chris Jordan said.
When asked if he would have transplanted a kidney to Scarface, Willie D joked he didn’t like his Geto Boys brother to such a degree.
“He got plenty of people who do like him more than I like him,” Willie said. “He had people lined up around the corner, hitting me up saying, ‘Tell Scarface I got a kidney for him!’ It’s beautiful. It’s a testament to his contribution because people wanted to support him. They were coming out of the woodwork.”
Scarface interjected, “Willie try to play that tough-guy role, but guess who’s the first person to come and visit? Willie D! Super tough guy. So I had the COVID hella bad and you had to walk in my room with a spacesuit on. Guess who came in my room with a spacesuit on?”
Scarface had run for Houston City Council in 2019, narrowly losing his bid to win election to represent his district on the first try. In March 2020, as the world started to come to grips with COVID-19, Facemob found himself on the brink of death in a situation he called the “scariest” of his life.
“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 told Fox 26 in May 2020. “I’m still a little weak. I don’t have a lot of strength in my legs yet. I still haven’t got the full taste back and sense of smell yet. But I am glad to be alive.”

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Rapper Scarface performs onstage at 2016 Old School Hip Hop New Year’s Eve Festival at Philips Arena on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Blogs

Issa Rae, Amanda Seales respond to critics of sorority affiliation on ‘Insecure’

Issa Rae, Amanda Seales respond to critics of sorority affiliation on ‘Insecure’

Seales’ character has been an Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member since the show’s beginning.Issa Rae’s acclaimed HBO series Insecure returned Sunday for its fifth and final season, and critics wasted no time pouncing on co-star Amanda Seales over her character’s Tiffany’s Alpha Kappa Alpha membership.Day-one Insecure fans might remember that it was established in the…

‘RHOA’s Marlo Hampton Finally Gets a Peach!

‘RHOA’s Marlo Hampton Finally Gets a Peach!

After years of appearing on the show as a “friend,” and after years of fans begging for her to be given a (rightfully earned) peach, Marlo Hampton will be joining “Real Housewives of Atlanta” as a full-time Housewife.Variety revealed that Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, and Drew Sidora would be returning for season 14. The publication…

Headlines