Update: Freeway Is Recovering From Kidney Transplant Surgery


Update: Freeway’s in recovery mode post-surgery.

Freeway underwent kidney transplant surgery today (Feb. 5).

His manager, Sherman Byers, released a statement Tuesday evening saying, “It gives me great pleasure to announce Freeway’s surgery was a success. He is now in recovery. He thanks you all for your prayers!!”

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The rapper had been diagnosed with kidney failure in 2015.

Freeway is on his way to recovery. The Philadelphia rapper checked into a Baltimore hospital on Tuesday morning (Feb. 5) to undergo a kidney transplant.

He’d been diagnosed with kidney failure in 2015.

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On Tuesday, Freeway posted a video to Instagram while in a hospital bed with the caption, “I’m going under now! Thanks for all the Love & support! Pray for me!!”

In the video, he appears to be in good spirits, joking that the only things he’s allergic to are “haters and broke people.”

In January, he posted a photo with his surgeon on Instagram, writing, “I’m 1 step closer to receiving a new kidney.”

Freeway released his latest project, Think Free in June, with features from Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, Jadakiss, BJ The Chicago Kid, Fat Joe and Faith Evans.

Here’s to a speedy recovery.



Ivie Ani

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