Scarface Opens Up About Recent Hospitalization

By Staff  |  07/16/2015


Scarface was hospitalized in June, but details regarding his condition were unknown... until now.

The Houston rap vet opened up about his mystery illness to Rolling Stone this week, revealing that he suffered from pneumonia caused by life on tour.

"I was really doing bad out on that road, man. Eating truck stop food. I put on like 10 pounds," Scarface said. "It's just God's way of telling me, and my body's way, that I need to slow down and really get myself back together before I even consider going back on the road with the Geto Boys again."

Group member Willie D revealed that news that 'Face was hospitalized in Houston following a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 29th, but did not offer details.

"I think it had a lot to do with sweating my ass off and not completely drying off. Just onstage, offstage, hot, cold, hot, cold," said Scarface. "Right when I got off the stage in Nebraska [on June 21st], I was feeling a little funny, man. 'Damn, I'm getting the chills, man. Am I coming down with the flu?' It kind of went away, but I started coughing up mucous. The sh*t I was coughing up was damn near the color of some good-ass weed, maybe some spinach or something — it was that green.

"At first I thought it was the flu, and then I thought it was a chest cold and then I thought it was asthma," he continued. "I tried to self-medicate or whatever and that sh*t wasn't working. So I went to the doctor and had some bloodwork done. And some X-rays done on my chest, and found out that I had pneumonia. I have a spot on my lungs. The doctor said it looked suspicious [like] lung cancer. I'm not gonna say I got lung cancer because I don't smoke. So, let's just hope that that came from pneumonia."

Now, he's "probably about 75, 80" percent better, he says, and is preparing his ninth studio album, Deeply Rooted.