Fans of the legendary hip-hop icon Kurtis Blow rejoice as news spread that he’s on the road to recovery following a successful heart transplant.
A statement issued to The Washington Informer from his wife, Shirley Walker, reads: “We give all glory to God for the perfect heart and transplant. He is out of surgery. Keep the prayers and praises up. God does all things well.”
Hopefully, this most recent surgery will help keep him in good health since this isn’t Kurtis’ first time battling with a heart health issue.
Less than a week after undergoing heart surgery to repair his aortic artery nearly two years ago, the hip-hop pioneer went into emergency surgery.
Kurtis, whose birth name is Kurtis Walker, was the first commercially successful rapper who brought us hits like “The Breaks”, “Basketball” and “Christmas Rapping” is well-respected in the hip-hop community and has been receiving loads of prayer and well wishes since his latest heart attack.
“Kurtis got a bad CT. The aorta has dissected and it looks like he needs to go back to surgery,” a statement from Kurtis’ wife said. “He’s back in ICU and they’re discussing surgery immediately. Emergency open-heart surgery.”
It was just the week before when Kurtis announced he was “preparing for an aortic artery repair procedure.” It was supposed to “stabilize the artery from further damage caused by the hematoma I contacted from my recent travels to China,” he wrote.
He followed that up with a post saying that his surgery was “a tremendous success” and we’re glad that this current 2020 procedure was a success as well.
A heart transplant replaces the patient’s heart with a donor heart. In Kurtis’ case, doctors would remove