C-Knight, a founding member of West Coast hip-hop trio The Dove Shack, is hospitalized after suffering a stroke and related complications.
The rapper has been in the hospital since Oct. 18, his father George Lee Washington Blount Jr., told TMZ.
C-Knight has diabetes and was taken to dialysis when his blood sugar levels climbed dangerously high, the outlet reported Sunday, Nov. 5.
Blount said his son had a stroke while undergoing dialysis. C-Knight then reportedly went into cardiac arrest and had to be revived by doctors. Since then, he’s had additional complications. He is now said to be “unresponsive” and on life support.
Family members are awaiting the results of an MRI to determine if he can recover.
C-Knight’s friends and relatives are asking for prayers.
Fellow Dove Shack member Bo Roc took to Instagram on Oct. 22, to let fans know C-Knight had suffered a medical crisis.
“I’m literally begging all who see this post to pray for my brother from another mother and one of my closest friends in the world Arnez a.k.a. C Knight from the Dove Shack,” Bo Roc shared
“He’s the founder of the Dove Shack and the reason I had the opportunity to make #summertimeinthelbc for the world, so please please send him positive energy and healing prayers,” he added.
The Dove Shack originated in Long Beach in the 1990s. The group was made up of C-Knight, Bo Roc and 2Scoops.
In a July 2023 interview with Andscape, Bo Roc said Warren G discovered the group after they started getting attention in Long Beach.
“I was in San Diego at the time,” Bo Roc recalled. “Warren G reached out to 2 Scoops and said he wanted us on his album.”
Warren G included the group’s first single “This Is the Shack” on his hit album Regulate…G Funk Era.
The Dove Shack released their debut album, also called This Is the Shack, in 1995. The single “Summertime in the LBC” featuring Arnita Porter climbed the charts and was featured in the film The Show.
The group’s second album, Reality Has Got Me Tied Up, was released in 2006.