Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Krayzie Bone is reportedly hospitalized in an ICU.
According to AllHipHop, the rapper checked himself into a Los Angeles area hospital on Friday, Sept. 22, “after he started coughing up large amounts of blood.”
The hip-hop star, whose real name is Anthony Henderson, underwent a cat scan and doctors discovered blood was leaking in one of his lungs. He had surgery and as of Sunday was on a ventilator and sedated. Sources told the outlet the surgery didn’t stop the bleeding.
The 50-year-old rapper suffers from sarcoidosis, which is an inflammatory disease. The American Lung Association says the condition happens when the “immune system overreacts, causing groups of cells to form clusters of inflamed tissue called ‘granulomas’ in one or more organs of the body.”
The cause is not known, but it’s associated with increased immune system activity.
TMZ reported Monday that the rapper is “fighting for his life.”
The outlet said he’s expected to undergo a second surgery to stop the internal bleeding.
Bizzy Bone sent well-wishes to his group mate in an Instagram Story. “Keep Strong Kray, you got this,” he wrote along with another message saying “Pray for Kray.”
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is from Cleveland, Ohio. The group’s members include Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone.
They are known for the hits “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “1st of tha Month,” and “East 1999.” Their single “Tha Crossroads” was a tribute to the group’s late mentor Eazy-E. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group in 1997.