Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, made the announcement in an interview on Willie D’s YouTube channel on Thursday. Willie D and Scarface were members of the rap group Geto Boys.
Jordan, who said he hasn’t traveled recently, said he wanted to talk publicly about the coronavirus because he thinks it can save lives.
“You need to relay and convey that message to everybody that this (stuff) is not fake,” Jordan told Willie D in the interview. “It is not fake.”
Jordan said he first felt an itch in his throat a few weeks ago and started taking some medicine. A few days later, he developed a fever that got as high as 103 and he went to the emergency room. After he was treated and released, Jordan said he didn’t feel any better and went back to the emergency room after a few days and was tested for coronavirus.
Jordan, who also has asthma, said he was struggling to breathe and it felt like an “elephant was sitting on my chest.”
“This whole three weeks has been an ordeal,” Jordan said. “It’s the craziest (stuff) I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die.”
Jordan said he’s feeling better than he had been but “I’m not all the way out of the woods yet.”
Jordan is the second local rapper to test positive for coronavirus. Slim Thug announced he also had the virus Tuesday. (Originally Published by Houston Chronicle – Matt Young)