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Kurtis Blow leaves hospital after successful transplant (video)

Kurtis Blow performs at the Wingate Park Martin Luther King Jr. concert series on Aug. 18, 2015, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Raymond Hagans/Steed Media

Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow has been released from the hospital after undergoing a successful heart transplant in December. “Yes I have received a healthy heart – my donor was 34 – and God is still in the miracle business- thank you everyone for your prayers,” Blow announced on Twitter this week.

The heart transplant organization, Ava’s Heart, premiered a video of “The Breaks” rapper leaving the hospital spitting his rhymes to his well renowned classic and flexing a few B-boy moves in the process. Ava’s Heart tweeted, “@KurtisBlow1 edition of the transplant hustle. This video exclusively shared with us shows Kurtis leaving UCLA hospital after his very recent heart transplant. You can feel the joy of a patient homeward bound! We love you Kurtis and your wife, Shirley!”

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D also wished the hip-hop elder statesman congratulations on his recovery, posting on Twitter, “[email protected] thank you. Godfather out of hospital today after heart transplant @hiphopgods.”

His Krush Groove co-star Sheila E also sent her wishes as well, typing, “Hi family, I’m excited to share I spoke to my good friend @KurtisBlow1and he’s leaving the hospital and celebrating a new heart transplant.”

Blow has a history of heart problems and suffered a heart attack in 2016. In 2019, he underwent open-heart surgery.

“Thank God, The King Of Rap Is Home! (Brother @KurtisBlow celebrating a successful heart transplant – leaving the hospital in fine health,” The Roots’ Questlove added in a heartfelt communication.

The “If I Ruled the World” rapper doesn’t seem to be slowing down either, and even a few new projects slated for this year. “I just talked to the father of hip -DJ Kool Herc – big plans for 2021 and beyond – the King and the father together – Stay tuned!!! More miracles to come!!!” he posted this week on Instagram,

Check the footage on the next page of Blow exiting the hospital in grand fashion.

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