New York City- According to Guru’s long-time Gang Starr DJ and production partner DJ Premier, 43-year-old Guru(born Keith Elam), suffered a heart attack on March 1st and had surgery at a New York-area hospital, according to Billboard magazine and Hot 97′s Miss Info.
An unnamed source told AllHipHop.com that the rapper was doing “fine” and is expected to make a full recovery. “Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily.”
According to BallerStatus.com:
“In a statement on Wednesday (March 3), 43-year-old Guru himself says he has awakened and doing well in his recovery, adding that his business partner Solar will be the only person giving “accurate” updates about his status.
“I am doing fine and I am recovering. I’m weak though,” Guru said. “Solar is the only person who has the accurate info on my situation. Any info from anybody else is false. I appreciate your well wishes and all the love.”
In a statement himself, Solar — who serves as Guru’s Solar and partner for his 7 Grand Records label — echoed the rapper’s comments.
“Guru is resting and doing well after his surgery,” he said. “The doctors say that he will fully recover from his illness. We thank everyone who send prayers our way and we appreciate the outpouring of love from around the world.”
Guru’s former Gangstarr partner-in-crime, DJ Premier, had been previously giving the public updates about the rapper’s condition.
It’s unclear if the rapper’s disclaimer was aimed toward him, or another person.”