Kurtis Blow Admitted to Hospital for Heart Surgery

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Prayers up.

Kurtis Blow has been hospitalized for heart surgery.

The 59-year-old pioneering rapper posted a statement to Instagram Tuesday (April 30) revealing he’s dealing with hematoma and damaged arteries.

“To all my friends and family. I am in the hospital at UCLA Medical. I am preparing for an aortic artery repair procedure tomorrow morning,” he wrote. “The procedure will stabilize the artery from further damage caused by the hematoma I contacted from my recent travels to China. Dr Kwon is an incredible surgeon with hundreds of these procedures under his belt. I trust that God will use him as a tool of success tomorrow.
To the prayer warriors. Please keep me in prayer.”

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Hematoma is marked by bleeding outside of blood vessels, due to either disease or traumas such as injury or surgery and can involve blood continuing to seep from broken capillaries.

In 2016, Blow suffered a heart attack and recovered.


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Blow returned from a recent speaking engagement ing Chengdu, China earlier this month.

Speedy recovery.

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