Rapper Scarface has become the latest weed-smoking musician to test positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The 49-year-old Geto Boys star opened up about his diagnosis on Thursday, March 26, during a livestream chat with bandmate Willie D.
Scarface, real name Brad Terrence Jordan, was twice admitted to the hospital before he tested positive on Wednesday. He revealed he was given an intravenous drip and antibiotics and then discharged, before returning to the emergency room days later.
"It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed," he told Willie D. "I've been to the point where I felt I was gonna die."
The rap star, who lived an unhealthy lifestyle, warned fans to take the virus very seriously: "It's not fake," he said. "I'm not all the way out (of) the woods yet. People out there thinking this s**t is a game; it ain't no joke."
Scarface joins Slim Thug, Bon Jovi's David Bryan, Placido Domingo, and Jackson Browne among the musicians who have tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms in healthy adults who don't smoke.