Veteran Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron has been released from the hospital — news he shared on social media two days after providing an encouraging update about his condition following emergency heart surgery this month.
On Wednesday, April 22, Cameron called in to his Majic 107.5/97.5 show from the hospital and provided the update to Rashan Ali, who’s been filling in for him.
Cameron hosts “Ryan Cameron Uncensored” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on Majic. He said the surgery was needed because he had sepsis, a potentially deadly condition that occurs when one’s body has a severely negative reaction to an infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sepsis “happens when an infection you already have — in your skin, lungs, urinary tract or somewhere else — triggers a chain reaction throughout your body.”
During his call, Cameron, who said he was “unconscious through Easter,” also let everyone know that he doesn’t have COVID-19.
“Fortunately, for me, I tested negative for the virus, but I tested positive for sepsis,” he said during the call. “When I was 30 years old, I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, which is regurgitation. There are four chambers of the heart and they all have valves … I inherited the trait from my father. Of all the things for him to give me.”
Earlier in the call, Cameron talked about all the Black people he’s seen in the health-care field since he’s been going through treatment.
“Don’t stop at being a nurse,” he advised. “Keep going to school. As I go through [the] trials and tribulations, the longer I stay and the more things I have going on, the lighter the coats get if you know what I mean, Rashan. If Black people who are in health care decide to take a day off, it’s a wrap. That’s my Wednesday Wisdom.”
On Friday, April 24, he took to Instagram to let fans know about his discharge from the hospital.
“Discharged “ there is nothing more we can do for you medically , take our meds and see you for follow up! Love y’all and d–n it’s a lotta miles between heart valve and massive heart attack #negronews ?? God is incredible!!!”
Cameron has been in Atlanta radio for almost 30 years, also working on stations Hot 97.5/107.9 and WVEE V-103. The two-time Emmy Award winner is also the PA announcer for the Atlanta Hawks, — the first African-American in that position, and game announcer for the Atlanta Falcons.
After Cameron phoned in the station, many expressed how happy they are he’s healing.
“Glad to hear his voice and spirit!🙏🏾,” one person wrote on Instagram.
Joining in on the comments was singer Syleena Johnson who posted a group of emojis: “😍😍😍😍😍.”