U.T.F.O.'s Kangol Kid Hospitalized With Colon Cancer
By Kiani Belgrave
U.T.F.O. legend Kangol Kid was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in February and is currently fighting for his life. As Kangol explained in a recent Instagram post, his situation is getting increasingly worse.
On Wednesday (October 27), Kangol announced that he had been hospitalized and would be undergoing surgery the following day.
“Please forgive me for not returning calls and more,” he wrote. “Things have become and are becoming a little more difficult than imagined. I’ve been admitted again for complications related to my condition. Thank you to those who have been instrumental in my latest ordeal. Your actions have been well received and greatly appreciated. I am blessed to have you by my side through this. I love you all. ~Kang. #kangolkid #kangol #utfo #roxanneroxanne #fuckcancer.”
New York City Hip Hop promoter Van Silk, who’s in the middle of his own colon cancer battle, is calling for prayers.
“I didn’t believe it,” he said. “That’s the last thing you want to hear. … when those words were said to me, I fell out inside. I stood up after awhile, spoke to my friends who kept my spirits up through all of this, and my mentality just changed, like, ‘You gotta fight this.'”
A GoFundMe has been launched in Kangol’s name to help with medical costs. To donate, head here.