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Hip Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow, born Kurtis Walker, is recovering from a heart attack that he recently suffered at a bus stop in Los Angeles. According to reports,

Four LAPD officers arrived at the scene, following up on a report that there was an altercation between Walker and his son. When cops approached him, he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. Walker was gasping for air for after several minutes and the cops rolled him over on his side to alleviate his breathing. He then stopped breathing altogether and officers began doing chest compressions for over five minutes.

Kurtis said about the incident, “I died and those officers saved my life. The police saved my life, a Black man. In this day and age, people need to hear that.” As of press time, he was in stable condition in the hospital.

We’re glad that everything’s alright.

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