On Sunday, June 9 TMZ reported that Bushwick Invoice had died of pancreatic most cancers. Tributes to the rapper began pouring in to social media. Even Scarface, an in depth pal of Bushwick Invoice’s and a fellow member of the Geto Boys, took to Instagram to put up about Invoice’s loss of life.
However on Sunday afternoon, Bushwick Invoice’s publicist reached out to TMZ to say that in truth, Buffalo Invoice remains to be very a lot alive. The publicist stated that Invoice is “nonetheless alive and combating most cancers” in a hospital. She informed TMZ that she spoke to hospital employees to substantiate, and stated a few of Invoice’s relations are by his hospital bedside proper now. Others are on their approach.
Bushwick Invoice’s Instagram account additionally posted an replace, which you’ll learn right here:
“Opposite to what has been prematurely, insensitively, and inaccurately posted/reported – My dad IS NOT lifeless, he’s nonetheless alive and combating for his life. He wants your continued prayers and assist. Sure individuals have been so fast to put in writing him off as lifeless to allow them to capitalize off it, and it’s tousled as a result of yall actually assume these individuals care about him. There is no such thing as a Geto Boys with out Bushwick Invoice. Thanks @tmz_tv & @realdawn_p for the up to date report. On behalf of the household we’re requesting privateness till additional discover.”
Right here’s what it is advisable to know:
The Rumors of Bushwick Invoice’s Dying Would possibly Have Began After He Missed the First Present in His ‘Phuck Most cancers’ Tour on June 8
Rumors that Buffalo Invoice had died began circulating after the Houston-born rapper missed a present on Saturday night time. The long-awaited present, in Dallas, was being billed as the primary present in a “Phuck Most cancers” tour. Buffalo Invoice wrote about his plans for the tour on Instagram, urging all his followers to purchase tickets and saying, “Let’s begin this off sturdy, ima want all ya good vibes and excessive vitality.”
Sadly, Buffalo Invoice himself wasn’t capable of be on the first present of the ‘Phuck Most cancers’ tour. He was confined to his hospital mattress. And that, TMZ says, is perhaps the explanation why followers and even different Geto Boys began to assume that Buffalo Invoice had died. Buffalo Invoice is recognized with stage four pancreatic most cancers. He deliberate the “Phuck Most cancers” tour as a technique to showcase his struggle towards most cancers. Actually, he wrote on Instagram that he obtained the thought for the ‘Phuck Most cancers’ tour after he determined to tug out of the Geto Boys reunion tour. Right here’s why Buffalo Invoice stated he pulled out of the “Last Farewell” tour:
“I didn’t just like the title. Easy. It didn’t converse life into my state of affairs, however as an alternative promoted the thought of impending loss of life. I imagine within the energy of the tongue and talking issues into existence (whether or not you propose to or not.) If the tour was talking life and good well being, cool. But when I obtained on stage and carried out, then I’m mainly agreeing that I’m beginning a journey on a “lengthy goodbye”. That’s not the vitality I wish to put on the market. I refuse to even entertain that thought. And anybody who genuinely cares about me wouldn’t assist nothing of that nature both. I’m going to struggle this most cancers 💯. And together with your assist and prayers, I’m gonna beat it too.”
Bushwick Invoice Went Public About His Most cancers Analysis Final Month & Vowed to Beat It
In late Might, Bushwick Invoice introduced that he’d been recognized with stage 4 pancreatic most cancers. He stated that he’d began intense chemotherapy in February, after medical doctors first found the malignant mass on his pancreas. The rapper stated that he waited just a few months earlier than telling Scarface and Willie D in regards to the analysis. However, he informed TMZ, he lastly determined that it was finest to go public together with his analysis — he defined that he wished to assist others be extra conscious of well being points and lift consciousness about most cancers. “I been holding it to myself, however I’m on the brink of inform Scarface and Willie D,” Invoice informed TMZ. “I’ve solely informed shut relations, that’s about it, however I figured holding it to myself isn’t actually serving to no one.”
Bushwick Invoice, Scarface and Willie D fashioned the Geto Boys in 1988 in Houston. Their 1991 album “Can’t Be Stopped,” which included the basic “Thoughts Taking part in Tips on Me,” went platinum.