Westside Gunn Reveals He’s ‘A Corona Survivor’

Westside Gunn informed fans about his own COVID-19 diagnosis via Instagram on Sunday (April 12). The Griselda Records leader detailed his experience with the coronavirus and explained why he kept the information from the public for weeks.

“I have a confession to Make I’m a Corona Survivor,” he wrote. “I didn’t want anybody feeling sorry for me I had to thug it out for weeks I didn’t get to see my kids I went to the hospital feeling like I was breathing my last breath the fans and the love I was getting kept me strong I knew I had to drop this Pray for Paris bc GOD have bigger plans for me.”

He continued, “I went on Tidal live and Fat Joe live but soon as I was done I was right back on the breathing machine today is the first time besides the hospital that I’m about to go outside in a month thx to the ppl who did know and held me down now I’m about to go harder than I ever have that shit tore me up inside I literally thought I was dead designing these clothes and @virgilabloh having my back and @djpremier sending me a beat kept me motivated.”

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I have a confession to Make I’m a Corona Survivor I didn’t want anybody feeling sorry for me I had to thug it out for weeks I didn’t get to see my kids I went to the hospital feeling like I was breathing my last breath the fans and the love I was getting kept me strong I knew I had to drop this Pray for Paris bc GOD have bigger plans for me I went on Tidal live and Fat Joe live but soon as I was done I was right back on the breathing machine today is the first time besides the hospital that I’m about to go outside in a month thx to the ppl who did know and held me down now I’m about to go harder than I ever have that shit tore me up inside I literally thought I was dead designing these clothes and @virgilabloh having my back and @djpremier sending me a beat kept me motivated I’m back feeling myself don’t it look like I’m from Paris 😂😂 I love ALL MY SUPPORTERS let’s keep pushing the culture fwd ART FASHION WRESTLING HIPHOP……. HAPPY EASTER GUNNDAY!!! 🤲🏽🤲🏽🤲🏽 #GXFR #ICON #FLYGOD #CULTURE #PRAYFORPARIS #CLASSIC #LEGEND 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐 and thx to @rocnation and my Agency78 team they held me down 💯💯💯 prayers you for @fredthegodsonmusic

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Westside noted he was able to recover from COVID-19 and thanked his supporters. He also sent well wishes to Fred The Godson, who’s been battling the coronavirus.

“I’m back feeling myself don’t it look like I’m from Paris,” he wrote. “I love ALL MY SUPPORTERS let’s keep pushing the culture fwd ART FASHION WRESTLING HIPHOP……. HAPPY EASTER GUNNDAY!!! #GXFR #ICON #FLYGOD #CULTURE #PRAYFORPARIS #CLASSIC #LEGEND and thx to @rocnation and my Agency78 team they held me down prayers you for @fredthegodsonmusic.”

Westside Gunn Announces Signing Of Griselda’s 1st Female Rapper

Following his recovery, Westside is scheduled to release his new album Pray For Paris on Friday (April 17).

The 12-track LP will feature collaborations with Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Joey Bada$$, Tyler, The Creator and more.