Krayzie Bone, a member of the influential Ohio rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, has been hospitalized due to internal bleeding in his lung. The 50-year-old rapper, whose real name is Anthony Henderson, reportedly started coughing up blood and admitted himself to a hospital in Los Angeles. Doctors discovered a bleeding artery in his lung and performed surgery, putting him into an induced coma to facilitate his recovery. However, the bleeding has persisted, prompting a second surgery.

The news of Krayzie Bone’s hospitalization has prompted an outpouring of support from the hip-hop community and beyond, including NBA stars like LeBron James, who is also from Ohio. His fellow Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member, Bizzy Bone, asked for prayers for Krayzie Bone, a request that was met with widespread response on social media. The family of Krayzie Bone has requested privacy as they make decisions about his medical care and await further updates.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, who made their mark in the hip-hop scene in the 1990s, have recently seen a resurgence of interest following their participation in a chaotic Verzuz hits battle in 2021. Contemporary artists such as Logic and Saba have either covered their songs or collaborated with the group’s members. Additionally, rapper Fat Joe recently shared a behind-the-scenes anecdote about the making of one of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s most iconic tracks.