DJ Premier has updated fans on the status of his Gang Starr sidekick Guru after the rapper suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital over the weekend.
Writing on Twitter, Primo revealed Guru would undergo surgery today (March 1).
“#guru #guru is getting ready for surgery, pray for the best!,” he wrote Monday. ” Khaleelconnect @DJPremierBlog … Pray for Guru yall…hope everything goes well…Till this day #Guru rhymed over 160 DJ Premier produced tracks in his life, more will come Solar_7Grand Guru is struggling with a serious health issue. And We appreciate all your love and well wishes. we continue to (cont) http://tl.gd/cromh” (DJ Premier’s Twitter)
Hip-Hop personality Miss Info informed fans of incident last 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)
Additional reports claim the rapper’s sister broke the news.
According to many different sources, Hip-Hop Wired has acquired information that rapper Guru has fallen into a coma after suffering cardiac arrrest. Details right now remain very slim, but sources have stated that the news was broken by Guru’s sister. (Hip Hop Wired)
Guru’s former producer DJ Premier previously spoke with SOHH about re-linking with him for a future Gang Starr project.
“I see and read these articles where he’s like, ‘I’m Gang Starr’ so I’m like, all right,” he explained. “So whenever you ready, you tell me when you’re ready and I’ll start tomorrow, but it’s up to Guru.” (SOHH)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a past Guru interview down below: