News: Yelawolf Still In Recovery, Interscope Records Reveals Mystery Illness

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 1:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Shady Records' Yelawolf is currently still in recovery mode after nixing a Detroit concert earlier this month. Now his record label has revealed what the rapper's medical complication is.

According to Interscope Records, the rapper is recovering from a ruptured spleen.

Now, it has emerged that the Alabama native ruptured his spleen, according to a press release. The statement reads, "Interscope Records recording artist Yelawolf is still recuperating from a ruptured spleen suffered earlier this month." Yelawolf was due to perform in the Shady Records showcase at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Texas on Friday but he has pulled out as he continues to recover. (Star Pulse)

Last week, the rapper's manager released a statement speaking on Yela's condition.

Yelawolf was admitted into a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday (March 2) night, forcing him to cancel a scheduled March 6 performance at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit. But Kawan Prather, the CEO of Ghet-O-Vision Ent. (the production company Yelawolf is signed to along with Shady Records), said Yela's awaiting more details from the hospital, but that the Alabama rapper is doing fine and just needs some rest. "He's going to be okay," KP told "He just needs to get some rest. He goes hard at these shows and is taking some mandatory rest right now." (XXL Mag)

Concert promoter, Live Nation, initially broke the news of the Shady artist's hospitalization.

Yelawolf was admitted to the hospital Friday after a concert in Madison, Wis., reports concert promoter Live Nation. The hip-hop artist was scheduled to perform March 6 at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit. "He remains under observation for illness," Live Nation announced. "At the request of his doctor, the show will be postponed to a later date." Tickets must be returned at point of purchase for a refund. They also will be honored at yet-to-be determined rescheduled concert. (Detroit News)

The rapper also recently spoke on his ability to sell out venues.

Fans are understandably disappointed, especially with the artist only being at a pretty limited amount of venues- and Yela even recently spoke on ticket sales "We did this same run over a year ago and coming back, we sold out all the same venues, so it's a great feeling. I feel like the crowd is getting to know the records..." (Fresh Like Dougie)

Check out some recent Yelawolf footage below:

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