Boston Rapper Akrobatik Stable After Heart Attack
Boston rapper Akrobatik is reportedly in stable condition after suffering a heart attack on Thursday (May 12). Fellow Beantown MCs Mr. Lif and Edo. G broke the news the following day, revealing that AK, born Jared Bridgeman, had undergone heart surgery. They also asked for fans' support.
"Everybody please pray for Ak I love that dude like a lil Brother I Broke down Crying and can't stop as i'm writing this," Edo. G tweeted.
Though he was initially rumored to be in a medically-induced coma, Lif and Edo were clear to state that Akrobatik was in stable condition, and out of the woods.
"I'm sure Ak is thankful for all your concern. He is in stable condition after open heart surgery. Pls send him positive energy" tweeted Mr Lif.
"Got word on my brother Ak he will come out of this keep your prayers coming," updated Edo. G.
Akrobatik has been a pillar of the Boston independent hip-hop scene for well over a decade, breaking out with his 1998 underground classic 12" 'Ruff Enough,' and going on to release several solo projects and collaboration albums with his group, The Perceptionists, with Mr. Lif and DJ Fatks One.
Recently, Ak, a noted sports nut, served as a radio personality on JAM'N 94.5's morning show, contributing daily to the 'Sports Wrap-Up.' His music has been featured on the HBO show 'The Wire' and the 'NBA Live' video game.
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