News: Erick Sermon Comes Forward, Breaks Silence Following Heart Attack
Monday, Nov 14, 2011 9:19AM
EPMD's Erick Sermon has come forward to update fans on his current condition after making weekend headlines for suffering from a heart attack.
While brief with his words, the "Green Eyed Bandit" said he is currently undergoing hospital tests.
Erick Sermon sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community yesterday as his close friend, DJ Scratch, tweeted that Erick had suffered from a heart attack. But, we spoke exclusively with Erick Sermon this afternoon who assured us he is alive and well. He said... "I'm good! I got two more tests on Monday and Tuesday then I'm home hopefully on Wednesday." (Global Grind)
Reports of Sermon's unexpected heart attack hit the Internet Saturday (November 12).
Just days after Heavy D passed away, hip-hop almost endured the loss of another legend. According to DJ Scratch, MC/producer Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack earlier today--though he said Sermon is recovering. "Erick Sermon had a heart attack today," Scratch wrote. "He's ok, but still send your prayers." DJ Scratch was a long-time DJ and producer for seminal hip-hop duo EPMD, which consisted of Sermon and Parrish "PMD" Smith. (BET)
Reports claimed Sermon's high blood pressure ultimately sparked the attack.
Kim Wingate, a close friend of Sermon and owner of justshuddup.com, said that she talked to the rapper. He nearly died. "On the heals of suffering the loss of Heavy D, we almost lost another HipHop Legend last night. Erick Sermon is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. I just got off the phone with E and he said the doctor told him his blood pressure was so high he was minutes from death. He wanted me to let everyone know he's okay." (All Hip Hop)
Producer 9th Wonder sent his prayers to the hip-hop veteran following the news.
"Praying for E. Sermon yall!!RT @djscratch Erick Sermon had a heart attack today. He's ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.," he tweeted Saturday. (9th Wonder's Twitter)
Check out some recent Erick Sermon footage below: