Brad Terrence Jordan, an American rapper better known by his stage name Scarface, is looking for someone who can donate their kidney to him after his COVID-19 diagnosis left him with permanent kidney damage this year.
On Wednesday, the 49-year-old rapper made a plea on social media, asking fans to donate a kidney.
He wrote on Twitter, “I need a kidney y’all any volunteers? B+ blood type.”
One fan responded, “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.”
Rapper Glasses Malone replied, “I’m a go find out… all that street s*** your music got me thru, a kidney would be my pleasure.”
In March, Scarface got candid about his months-long, coronavirus health scare.
He told rapper Willie D, “I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia, both lungs and kidney failure, in my house. I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital [on April 20] … I have to change my entire diet, I have to 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.”
Scarface, who is now COVID-free, said it felt like an elephant was sitting on his chest when he tried to breathe.
At the time he said, “This whole three weeks has been an ordeal. It’s the craziest I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve been to the point where I felt like I was gonna die.”
The rapper revealed that his kidneys had not recovered three months after his diagnosis.
He told Fox5 DC, “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.”
“I’m still a little weak,” he added. “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.” In the United States, the virus has affected more than 7.8 million and killed over 217,000 people so far.