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Kurtis Blow Recovering After Emergency Open Heart Surgery

Kurtis Blow Recovering After Emergency Open Heart Surgery

Hip Hop veteran and legend Kurtis Blow is recovering following an emergency open heart surgery this week.

Kurtis Blow was asking fans for prayers as he was nervous to go under the knife and have open heart surgery, but we are happy to report that Mr. Walker is recovering. Read on to get more details on Kurtis Blow recovering following an emergency open heart surgery…

Kurtis Blow Recovering After Emergency Open Heart Surgery

CelebNHealth247.com reports that Kurtis Blow had some alarming news concerning his heart. His longtime friend Russell Simmons alerted hip hop fans that the rap legend has to have emergency open heart surgery.

Last week, Kurtis Blow revealed to his fans that he was rushed to “the hospital at UCLA Medical.”

He wrote:

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. 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. I will see you all soon!!!! Encouraged!!! KB

A few days later, Russell Simmons shared the news on social media writing:

F*ck, Captain Kurt damn!!! He just informed me that prayers are needed again. Please put @kurtisblow back into your prayers. He has been called to emergency open heart surgery. Kurtis Blow is a survivor, but this is not good. I say this to all who loved his music, his heart is bigger than his music. His family is a testimony to his goodness. His loving wife of at least 35 years and beautiful children are examples of his willingness to give. Let’s all give him the prayers and our blessings.

Later, Kurtis updated fans on his condition, writing on social media.

He writes:

Hello, my family and friends. The surgery was a tremendous success- Praise God!! Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and well wishes!!! Wow!!! I am so humbled by all the love!!!! To God be the Glory!!!! God Bless you all!!!!

Kurtis Blow Recovering After Emergency Open Heart Surgery

The initial procedure for Blow’s heart was to stabilize the artery from further damage caused by the hematoma.

If you recall, in 2016, during a family dispute, the rapper suffered a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. Fortunately, as Blow went into cardiac arrest, the police were in the area and soon after, paramedics arrived and rushed walked to a hospital. At the time, Blow told reporters after his heart attack in 2016 he could have died without the aid of police being on the scene.

They got there so fast. If they got there any later, I would have died. I want to thank the officers from the bottom of my heart, no pun intended.

On Sunday, the 59-year-old rapper gave a new update on his condition, writing:

Hey everyone- I started physical therapy yesterday and occupational therapy today. I am on my way to a full recovery, 100%. Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes. I love you all and I will be back really soon!!God is most powerful in these times!!!! Please keep the prayers going up to the blessings will come down!!! To God be the glory Amen!!!

Kurtis Blow Recovering After Emergency Open Heart Surgery

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