Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill Announces He Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer [WATCH]

*Oh Lord. Here we go again with another celeb stricken with a life threatening medical condition. We’ve just learned that Bushwick Bill, a co-founder of the of the Texas rap group, Geto Boys, is dealing with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The 52-year-old says was diagnosed back in February and he’s currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatments … but he says it’s too early to tell how his body’s responding to the chemo.

Bushwick says he was diagnosed in February and he’s currently on a regimen of intensive chemotherapy treatments. However, according to TMZ, he says it’s too early to tell how his body’s responding to the chemo.

The 52 year-old rapper, whose real name is Richard Stephen Shaw, says his diagnosis took him by surprise because he was undergoing tests for month for a mass on his pancreas … a mass doctors said was benign.

“It was just crazy to find out that Pancreatic cancer isn’t detected until it’s in the fourth or fifth stage,” Bushwick said. “I’ve been keeping it to myself but I’m getting ready to tell Scarface, Willie D and I’ve only told close family members.”

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After keeping his diagnosis to himself, other than his family (he didn’t tell the other Geto Boys: Scarface and Willie D) Bushwick’s finally ready to share the unfortunate  news.

Bill says he’s going to keep fighting, but he’s not afraid of death … something he made clear in his old song, “Ever So Clear.”

In the clip, Bushwick is adamant that his pancreatic cancer won’t stop him from making music.

If you don’t know his story, Bushwick Bill joined the Geto Boys  in 1986 as a dancer previously known as Little Billy. Eventually, Billy evolved into Bushwick Bill and became an integral part of the group alongside Willie D and Scarface. Bill appears on all the Geto Boys album since their debut album Making Trouble in 1988 and has even dropped a handful of solo albums including his 2010 project My Testimony of Redemption.

 

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