It’s been over three months since Scarface tested positive for COVID-19. He’s now dealing with serious health issues, including kidney damage, ongoing weakness and lack of taste.
The Geto Boys rapper, who began feeling ill on March 7, spoke with Fox 5 DC last week and explained how the virus took over his body in steps. He now has to use a dialysis machine every day.
“I’m still a little weak,” said Scarface. “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 … 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.”
The rap legend talked about how quickly COVID-19 can take a person from being healthy to not having full use of major body functions and organs.
The public first learned about Scarface’s diagnosis in late March when he talked about it with his Geto Boys partner Willie D. Speaking with Willie, Scarface said he thought death was near during the illness, and his body had reacted in a way that he’s never seen before.
“This whole three weeks has been an ordeal,” Scarface told his group member while chatting on Zoom. “Like it’s the craziest s–t I’ve ever done and seen in my life. I’ve been to the point where I just felt like I was going to die. I threw up so much until it was just like hot sauce. Like your gases and s–t in your stomach, your acids, it’s hot. I didn’t have no food in my stomach. It was just coming up like bile, bro. I couldn’t breathe, Will.
“It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs,” he added. “Three, four days later my kidneys failed. Three or four days after that they tell me I can’t move, I’m quarantined.”