Kurtis Blow to Undergo Heart Surgery at UCLA Medical Center

Blow will undergo the procedure on Wednesday to repair a damaged aortic artery.

Rapper Kurtis Blow performs onstage

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Rapper Kurtis Blow performs onstage

Hip-hop forefather Kurtis Blow is currently hospitalized UCLA Medical Center where is recovering from heart surgery. 

Although it's unclear when he was first admitted, Blow shared with his Instagram followers that he suffered a damaged aortic artery during his recent trip to China. He then went on to explain that he will be undergoing a procedure on Wednesday to fix the issue. 

"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," Blow wrote. "The procedure will stabilize the artery from further damage caused by the hematoma I contacted from my recent travels to China."

This is not the first time Blow has had heart troubles. In 2016, the rapper fell victim to a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. While having a family dispute, Blow went into cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the police were there in response to the argument and were able to stabilize Blow. Despite his history, Blow made it clear that he has faith that his surgery will go well and that he's in good hands with the UCLA medical staff. 

"Dr. Kwon is an incredible surgeon with hundreds of these procedures under his belt," Blow wrote. "I trust that God will use him as a tool of success tomorrow. To the prayer warriors. Please keep me in prayer. I will see you all soon!"

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