The rapper C-Knight is reportedly battling for his life in a hospital after suffering severe medical complications.
C-Knight, who made up one third of the hip hop trio, was hospitalized on October 18 in the wake of a disturbing blood sugar test result, according to TMZ.
Hi father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., told the publication that C-Knight suffers from diabetes and was taken for a dialysis session to help with his extremely high blood sugar levels.
However, while undergoing a round of dialysis he allegedly suffered a stroke.
Blount also said his son had gone into cardiac arrest during the medical crisis.
In limbo: The rapper C-Knight, of the hip hop trio The Dove Shack, is on life support after suffering a stroke and going into cardiac arrest on October 18, according to TMZ; seen in 2017 in Long Beach
Health scare: According to his father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., C-Knight went to a hospital for dialysis after a dangerously high blood sugar reading. The rapper, who has diabetes, suffered a medical emergency during his dialysis; seen in 2017
After his heart stopped, C-Knight was reportedly resuscitated by responding doctors.
However, his father says that since he was put on life support, he has remained ‘unresponsive,’ and so far doctors have not seen any signs of improvement in his condition yet.
According to Blount, an upcoming scan may determine if C-Knight has much hope of making a full recovery.
His family members are waiting on the results of an MRI, which should be able to detect brain activity.
However, C-Knight’s father stressed that even if no activity is detected, his family will be keeping the rapper on life support for the time being as they discuss next steps.
But in the meantime, Blount and C-Knight’s other family are simply praying for a ‘miracle.’
Though C-Knight and The Dove Shack never had the massive success that some of their contemporaries who got their start in the 1990s did, the group was still an influential hip hop outfit.
The trio, which also featured rapper 2 Scoops and the singer Bo-Roc, released its debut album This Is The Shack in 1995, which subsequently peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and number 13 on the R&B chart.
After 11 years, the trio returned for 2006’s LP Reality Has Got Me Tied Up, which failed to chart.
In between, C-Knight released his 2001 solo album Knight Time.
The group was slotted in the G-funk subgenre, a form of West Coast gansta rap that utilized synthesizer-heavy samples from 1970s and ’80s funk bands like Parliament–Funkadelic and similar groups.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg made early classic examples of the subgenre with The Chronic (1992) and Doggystyle (1993), and Warren G was also an important innovator.
Waiting period: C-Knight’s family members are waiting on MRI results to see if he has any brain activity, as he has been unresponsive since going on life support. They plan to leave him on life support even if there is no activity as they determine next steps; seen in 2017
In his thoughts: The Dove Shack singer Bo-Roc urged his followers to pray for C-Knight on Instagram last month
C-Knight initially called it quits after their second album went nowhere, though they reassembled in 2017 and ’18.
In an Instagram post shared four days after C-Knight’s hospitalization, his bandmate Bo-Roc shared a photo of him and asked his fans for prayers for his colleague.
‘I’m literally begging all who see’s this post to pray for my brother from another mother and one of my closest friends in the world Arnez a.k.a C Knight from the Dove Shack,’ he wrote.
‘He’s the founder of the Dove Shack and the reason I had the opportunity to make #summertimeinthelbc for the world so please please send him positive energy and healing prayers,’ he added, referencing the group’s highest-charting single.