Kurtis Blow, one of the founders of hip-hop, posted this throwback photo asking his fans for prayers. The rapper said, “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”
Hematoma is usually caused by an injury and leads blood to seep out of the blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. Kurtis Blow made history as the first rapper signed to a major label. Prayers go out to this legend.