Finding out you have coronavirus is frightening in itself. Surviving it can also lead to changes in your life as Brad Terrence Jordan, also known as Scarface from the hip-hop group The Geto Boys, has found out after having been placed on dialysis, according to The Root.
Scarface discussed his condition and the ordeal he went through with his partner Willie D, also of The Geto Boys, in a YouTube clip last week from a Zoom conversation they had. In the almost hour-long conversation, Scarface reveals that after skirting death, he is now on dialysis because of the complications of the coronavirus.
“I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia—both lungs—and kidney failure in my house,” he told Willie D in a Zoom interview last week. “I went back to the hospital. So, when all went back to sh*t again, I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital Monday (April 20).”
“I gotta change my entire diet,” Scarface said. “I gotta do dialysis four times a week, three hours a day. That’s taking all of my blood out, cleaning it, and putting it back in my body. Before the COVID, I never had kidney problems before.”
As the media has been reporting, many people who were placed on ventilators were dying and Scarface felt he couldn’t go that route if he was to survive the deadly virus.
“I could not go to the hospital with COVID because I didn’t want them to put me on a ventilator,” he continued. “Everybody they’re putting on ventilators is f*****’ dying, bro, you know? So, I don’t think there’s any way that you can treat the COVID. So, I would just be in the hospital on a fuckin’ ventilator and I would’ve rather died at home.”
Scarface, who made a run for Houston City Council last fall, mentioned that he’d like to do a Geto Boys podcast and a grand finale tour.
“Hanging on that string of death makes you really appreciate life,” he said. “I was inches away from death and if you let the doctors tell it, they don’t know how I survived.”