News: UPDATE: Guru Addresses Near-Fatal Heart Attack, "I Am Recovering [But] I'm Weak"

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 2:50PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rapper Guru has addressed recent speculation about his health after he suffered a heart attack and had to have emergency surgery this week.

Speaking via a statement, Guru told fans he is still a bit weak from the operation.

"I am doing fine and I am recovering! I'm weak though," Guru said in a statement today. "Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false! I appreciate your well wishes and all the love!" Guru and his family are asking for privacy as he recovers and stressed for fans to continue to send prayers, thoughts and love. (All Hip Hop)

Guru's former associate, DJ Premier, has also been keeping fans updated through Twitter this week.

"Don't believe rumours, pray people, pray!! #guru," he wrote Monday (March 1) night. "Guru still in surgery, keep on praying people, he will make it Good news: #guru surgery was successful, keep sending him love." (DJ Premier's Twitter)

New York rapper Busta Rhymes lashed out against initial rumors claiming Guru had passed away from the heart attack yesterday.

"Everybody need 2 shut the fu*k up unless they got there facts straight especially when it comes 2 death," Busta wrote last night. "Just 4 the record GURU iS STILL IN SURGERY so everbody needs 2 stop wit the RIP sh*t and put the right energy O.k. Even more confirmation 4 yall...@DJSCRATCH just got off the phone with PREMO AND GURU IS ALIVE." (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)

Hip-Hop personality Miss Info informed fans of Guru's medical emergency Sunday (February 28) night.

There were multiple reports today that Keith "Guru" Elam, from the legendary Gang Starr has suffered cardiac arrest and is in a coma. (i.e. HipHopDX and HipHopWired) My sources have only confirmed to me that yes, Guru is in a New York-area hospital after a cardiac episode. And that his friends, family and a generation of fans are currently praying for the best. I'm also hearing that Guru is undergoing surgery soon. So, until more concrete details are available and we wish for the best, here are some of classic Guru moments.... (Miss Info TV)

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