Los Angeles: Rapper Scarface has opened up about the illness that sidelined his Geto Boys Reunion tour plans, revealing he was suffering from pneumonia.
The hip-hop star was admitted to a Houston, Texas hospital last month in the midst of the newly-reunited group's Office Space Tour, reported Rolling Stone magazine.
Fellow group members Willie D and Bushwick Bill and representatives for Scarface did not disclose the reason behind the hospitalisation, but the 44-year-old singer has now revealed he was not taking care of himself and fell gravely ill.
"I was really doing bad out on that road, man. Eating truck stop food. I put on, like, 10 pounds. It's just God's way of telling me, and my body's way, that I need to slow down and really get myself back together before I even consider going back on the road with the Geto Boys again," he said.
Scarface initially thought he was suffering from a flu or asthma, but learned it was more serious.
The rapper said he is feeling "75 to 80 per cent better" after taking "tons and tons" of vitamins, but he is still awaiting test results about a spot doctors found on his lungs. It is unclear if Scarface will head back out on the road with his former bandmates or if they will continue with their reunion.
A crowdfunding campaign for the group's eighth album, Habeas Corpus, launched on Kickstarter.Com last month failed to reach half its goal of USD 100,000.