Scarface just hit a break in his quest for a new kidney. On Friday, Oct. 9, the Houston native revealed that he has begun the process to see if he is a good candidate for a kidney transplant.
On Friday, Oct. 9, the “Smile” rapper took to his Twitter account to update his fans on his health crisis. “I’ve started the process to get a kidney transplant, I appreciate the love! It should take me 2-3 months to see if I’m a good candidate,” the rapper wrote. “In the meantime you stay healthy, the list will open shortly there after and we can discuss who’s a match… again I appreciate that yall..”
The former Geto Boys member also clarified that a specific blood type is not necessary for the procedure to occur after tweeting days before that he was looking for volunteers with B+ blood type.
“They will match me with my kidney in exchange so anyone can be a donor,” the 49-year-old explained. He added, “Can’t thank y’all enough.”
Scarface apparently has been accepted into a kidney exchange program, which allows a patient with an willing donor to find a match even if the pair’s blood types are incompatible.
Fans were thrilled to hear of the rapper’s progress as they flooded his mentions with uplifting messages, including one Twitter user who wrote,” You are always in my prayers! I am so grateful for your existence and how you have enhanced so many of our lives! May you be completely healed and always blessed.”
Scarface’s latest announcement comes after the rapper took to his social media platform on Wednesday, Oct. 7, seeking a kidney donor after surviving his battle with COVID-19. “I need a kidney y’all,” the rapper posted on his Twitter account. “Any volunteers? B+ blood type.”
Fellow rapper T.I. overzealously threw his support behind his friend, as he reposted Scarface’s tweet on his Instagram page and offered a monetary award to anyone willing to help the rapper out. “Love & Prayers To Da Homie @brothermob,” he wrote. We got a bag for a volunteer…who B+? Serious inquiries only hit my dms to verify ya B+ blood type.”
Bronx rapper Fat Joe echoed the Atlanta rapper’s sentiment on his Instagram. “This real sh-t right here. Prayers for the legend @brothermob we gotta bag for any volunteer @troubleman31,” Fat Joe captioned a photo of T.I.’s post.
Both T.I. and Fat Joe apparently were unaware that offering financial compensation as an inducement or reward for donating an organ is illegal in the United States and every other country except Iran.