News: DJ UNK Addresses Heart Attack Scare, "Thanks & One Love For All Who Prayed For Ya Boy"

Monday, Aug 31, 2009 10:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

DJ Unk has confirmed reports of being rushed to the hospital over the weekend due to heart complications and said he was experiencing breathing problems.

Speaking with fans via Twitter, Unk updated followers throughout the unexpected incident beginning Saturday (August 29) night.

"just took UNK to the hospital!!," his Twitter account read. "heart problems and he can't breath! might be slight Heart aAttack ..he is n so much pain.. pray for UNK Unk said he never felt pain like this n his life leave a message for Unk so he can get his mind off this situation 404 447 4596 thanks twits just took Unk to the back for tests.....follow @djunk If u believe in yourself! all Unk keep sayn is he gotta keep pushn! @djUnk what up twigs I just left the emergency room, thanks and I love all those who prayed for ya Boi! I'm still here! Still walkn it out @djUnk never and don't wanna go threw thAt again.Got to change my diet and slow down! Scared the shit out of my family and friends luv life Its-crazy..that..MEDIATAKEOUT..said-that-bullsh*t!!-I-gave-up-lean-4years-ago..im-not-drug-user!-on-that-kush-end-tho-lol-hey-weed-dont-kill." (DJ Unk's Twitter)

Reports landed online over the weekend which suggested multiple explanations for UNK's heart attack scare.

MediaTakeOut.com has some SAD news for you. Yesterday popular Atlanta rapper DJ Unk was rushed to the hospital after having difficulty breathing and an irregular heartbeat. Luckily for him, MediaTakeOut.com learned that the doctors were able to catch whatever the problem was (we suspect that it was a minor heart attack) before it was too late. Word is that in recent months he'd been going overboard on the Kush and the Lean -- and it all caught up with him. DJ Unk, who made the popular hit "Walk It Out," is now recovering in the hospital. Hope he gets well quick. (Media Take Out)

Other rappers have lashed out against misleading information regarding their personal lives by the media including Juelz Santana.

"It was no physical harm done at the end of the day," Santana told SOHH about his altercation with a female last week. "The story changed four times since I don't know when. One minute it was my wife, one minute it was a baby mother, next minute I did this -- today on MediaTakeOut they got something showing a picture of my baby mother and this is a girl I've never seen in my life. Then there's a picture of me and another girl and says 'This is the reason Juelz baby's mama went on him.' It just made me laugh at the end of day -- it's extremely out of proportion. I live in a complex where I get the police called on me for a lot of reasons -- there's a lot of older people with money in my complex...I did get arrested but all the other stuff in between that was like a lot of miscellaneous, fabricated, made up stories. There's no knife involved in nothing." (SOHH)

Unk's buzz began to pick up around 2006 with his hits "Two Step" and "Walk It Out."

Known in Georgia as DJ Unk, Anthony Platt began spinning records in 1998. After crossing paths with DJ Jelly and DJ Montay, he joined their DJ entourage, the Southern Style DJs, performing for high school parties, proms, pep rallies, and other events around the state of Georgia. In 2000, an impressed Big Oomp took Unk under his wing to develop his rhyming skills and incorporated the DJ/rapper into his Oomp Camp. Unk became a regular in Atlanta's mixtape circuit, appearing on his own as well as on other DJs' material. (AOL Music)

Check out a past interview with DJ UNK below:

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