The hip-hop star revealed his diagnosis on Thursday (March 26) during a livestream with his bandmate Willie D.
He explained that he had been sick for weeks, and officially received his results Wednesday night.
“It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed. I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die,” he said, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Scarface, (born Brad Terrence Jordan), has a pre-existing asthma condition, which put him at greater risk of contracting and dying from the virus. He said his respiratory issues were exacerbated by the illness and it felt like “an elephant sitting on my chest.”
“I don’t see how nobody can even want to play them games,” he said of people refusing to self-isolate. “I don’t want to have fun that bad, where it could take my life.”
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The Houston native went on to urge viewers to take the virus seriously. “It’s not fake. I’m not all the way out the woods yet.”
Scarface’s diagnosis comes after Idris Elba, Andy Cohen, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, as well as Prince Charles and Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert all revealed on social media that they have been diagnosed with the disease.
Rapper Slim Thug shared on March 24 that he tested positive for coronavirus. He explained in an Instagram video that he had a fever and a cough but is feeling better amid self-isolation.
“The other day, I got tested for the coronavirus, yesterday, and it came back positive,” he said. “As careful as I’ve been, self-quarantine and staying home, I might of did, went got something to eat or did some stuff, simple stuff, nothing crazy. Stayed in my truck, had mask, gloves, everything, and my test came back positive.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first world leader to confirm a diagnosis.
“I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say, a temperature and a persistent cough. And on the advice of the chief medical officer, I’ve taken a test that has come out positive. So I am working from home, I’m self isolating, and that’s entirely the right thing to do,” he said in a video message posted to his official Twitter account.