Update: After Risky Emergency Heart Surgery, Kurtis Blow Gives Update

Posted On : May 2, 2019

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Great news ILOSM fam,’ rap legend, Kurtis Blow, is speaking out and counting his blessings for what he has just made it through.

Now, the 59 year old “Basketball” rhyme spitta has issued an official ‘thank you’ message for everyone who has prayed for him and sent uplifting words, after news spread on Tuesday (April 30) that he needed emergency heart surgery.

Check out what he has now shared online Thursday (May 2, 2019) morning:

“Hello my family and friends. The surgery was a tremendous success- Praise God!! Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes!!! Wow!!! I am so humbled by all the love!!!! To God be the Glory!!! God Bless you all.”

Fans and celebs alike were so grateful to hear Kurtis Blow’s update and have been showing him major love ever since.

In case you missed our prior report about why the hip hop legend had to have emergency surgery, scroll down to see the details that were reported at that time…

******Original report on April 30, 2019*****
Kurtis Blow revealed that he has been hospitalized and his health condition is terrifying. Thankfully, he will be undergoing surgery to hopefully save his life. See the details he revealed below.

Kurtis Blow Asks For Prayers…

kurtisblow: “To all my friends and family. I am in the hospital at UCLA Medical. I am preparing for an aortic artery repair procedure tomorrow morning. The procedure will stabilize the artery from further damage caused by the hematoma I contacted from my recent travels to China. Dr Kwon is an incredible surgeon with hundreds of these procedures under his belt. I trust that God will use him as a tool of success tomorrow.
Please keep me in prayer. I will see you all soon!!!! Encouraged!!! KB

Celebrity Friends Send Love To Kurtis Blow…
Shortly after Kurtis Blow shared the news about his upcoming heart surgery on Tuesday (April 30, 2019), many of his celebrity friends have been sending prayers up for him. Below are just a few of the comments being left online..

Def Jam mogul, Russell Simmons, posted this uplifting message for his friend online:

“kurtis You are in my prayers Asking everyone to pray with me We started together w/out you @kurtisblow there’s no me ….Mr Christmas rap we play your music and celebrate you every year since 1979 ….Also i heard “the breaks” this morn… ❤️Kurt keep your head up Repost @kurtisblow”

L.L. Cool J shared praying hand emojis underneath Kurtis Blow’s Instagram announcement…

So did rap legend, Rev. Run (of Run DMC)…


Wishing Kurtis Blow a speedy recovery.