Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys Hospitalized, in Critical Condition: Update

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Rapper Bushwick Bill of The Geto Boys performs onstage during Beach Goth Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 5, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Bushwick Bill, a founding member of iconic Houston hip-hop group the Geto Boys, is currently hospitalized in critical condition but still alive, despite reports that he died of pancreatic cancer.

Bill’s publicist Dawn P. told the Associated Press that the 52-year-old rapper is on a ventilator at a Colorado hospital, and that family is traveling there to be with him.

Rumors of Bill's death began spreading like wildfire shortly after fellow Geto Boys member Scarface announced his passing on Instagram Sunday (June 9). "RIP Bushwick Bill....," Scarface captioned a photo of himself alongside Bill.

In early May, Bill went public about his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. At the time, the Houston native was undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatments, but the original diagnosis came as a complete surprise because he was continually having a mass on his pancreas tested, which doctors had said to be benign.

Bill also said he was working on three albums, which he hoped would serve as residual income for his children and family.

Around the same time fans learned about Bill's cancer diagnosis, the Geto Boys announced a string of farewell concerts, titled "The Beginning of a Long Goodbye: The Final Farewell." The mini-tour ended up falling apart at the last minute.

Former Geto Boys member DJ Ready Red passed away in 2018 due to a heart attack.


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