Rapper Scarface is thanking his son for his sacrificial gift.
Scarface, born, Brad Jordan, shared that the had COVID-19 but did not experience mild symptoms. The “Geto Boy’s rapper instead suffered with pneumonia and kidney failure and ended up having to undergo dialysis treatments and would need a new kidney.
Scarface tried finding a kidney donor but was thankful when he found one in his on family. His son, Chris was a match and offered to give his kidney to his father.
The news was shared by Rap-A-Lot Records founder J Prince.
He posted a photo of the rapper recovering in the hospital, holding his son’s hand.
“Congrats to my brother @brothermob & his son @_iamchrisjordan for giving his father one of his kidneys,” Prince wrote. “I celebrate with the both of you for being an example of unending love. Chris, a lot of people talk about how much they love your dad, but you have separated yourself from the talkers by your actions. We all salute the both of you and wish you both a speedy recovery ”
It’s a major sacrifice, as no one is eager to go under the knife. However, it was one Chris was ready to make to see his dad live well. The day before the surgery, he shared a message on Instagram.
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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy!!” he said. “Tomorrow We having surgery!!!!”
Following the successful surgery, he said they’re both doing good. He also updated his profile to read that he’s a #LivingDonor.
During an interview with fellow Geto Boys member Willie D last year, Scarface said his battle with COVID-10 was so bad, “I’ve been to the point where I just felt like I was just gonna die.” Hopefully people will take heed to the message he had to share then as he recovers now.
“Don’t play no games with it,” he’s said. “I haven’t been nowhere. I’ve been in my house. I ain’t been on no planes, I ain’t been in no restaurants…People out there thinking this sh-t is a game? You don’t want to play with this.”
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.