Writer: Alexus Mozell (Ig:@Madam_Mozell)
Bushwick Bill- member and co founder of legendary rap group from the 90’s Geto Boys recently shared he has been battling cancer since February.
The rapper recently opened up about his health this past Tuesday in an interview with TMZ live. He informed the world that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer earlier this year and has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy to treat it but that his prognosis is still unclear.
“I’ve only told close family members, but that’s about it,” adding that he hadn’t told his fellow Geto Boys founders Scarface and Willie D about the cancer.
The news came as a surprise to not only fans but to Bushwick, himself. He explained, doctors had been looking into a mass on his pancreas but had told him it was benign.
“‘We see a mass on your pancreas and we can’t understand because it’s not alcohol, it’s not sugar, it’s not diabetes — they went through all kind of stuff
Finally, by February they said it was stage four pancreatic cancer. Bushwick said it was crazy to find out that pancreatic cancer is undetected until it’s in the fourth or fifth state. Bushwick going public about the news was a decision he came to recently. “I figured keeping it to myself is not really helping anybody,” he said.
“It’s not like I’m afraid of dying,” he told TMZ. “That’s not what it’s really about. It’s about life and loving life,” he said. “I just want people to be aware so that when they set dreams or goals, they’re healthy enough to fulfill and live.”