Breaking News: the man considered to be the father of hip hop is facing a medical crisis. Friends of DJ Kool Herc say he is suffering from a very serious illness, but lacks health insurance.
He’s been in terrible pain for months,” said Herc’s sister Cindy Campbell. “The doctors say they’ve got to come out, but we just don’t have the money.”
Fans of the legendary turntablist grew deeply concerned when reports that he was “very sick” with an undisclosed illness emerged over the weekend.
He who we call the father of hip-hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well,” DJ Premier announced on his Sirius XM radio program on Friday.
“Since he’s very sick and has no insurance … \[He\] needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital.”
That set off a flurry of Twitter messages and an on-line fund-raising campaign to help the pace-setting Bronx DJ out.
So far, the 55-year-old DJ has piled up more than $10,000 in hospital bills and the much-needed surgery will only add to that, his sister said. More
Note: I hope all the Hip Hop Cash Kings with all the millions can step up and help this icon out of his troubles. It’s not much to ask, for a man whom have given us so much. Our prayers go out to you Kool Herc……