Krayzie Bone 2nd Surgery Imminent ... To Fix Bleeding Lung


9:06 AM PT -- Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Krayzie Bone is going into a second surgery soon in the hopes of stopping some internal bleeding, which is at the root of his health troubles.

We're told this all started Friday when KB started coughing up blood, after which he checked himself into an L.A.-area hospital. After some tests, our sources tell us docs discovered a bleeding artery in one of his lungs ... and they operated on him.

Afterward, we're told Krayzie was placed in an induced coma -- with the idea being that would help the healing process -- but our sources say the issue wasn't resolved, and that the artery continues to bleed in his lung. Now, they're going back to try and fix it for good.

Our sources tell us his family members have been the only ones allowed to see him, and they're at his side now. Krayzie's team, we're told, is meeting today to get more updates.

Krayzie Bone is reportedly fighting for his life in a hospital -- a scary update that has much of Hollywood sending their thoughts and prayers his way.

The Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper is said to be on a ventilator as a result of surgery to deal with a respiratory issue he's been battling, which saw him coughing up blood and requiring to go under the knife immediately ... this according to

The outlet reports KB's initial hospitalization stems from a diagnosis of sarcoidosis -- which causes inflammatory cells to form in different parts of the body. After undergoing a procedure to stop internal bleeding doctors detected, sources tell AHH that his condition worsened.

The news appears to have been confirmed by one of Krayzie's own BTNH members, Bizzy Bone -- who posted on social media this weekend ... asking everyone to keep KB in their thoughts. That, of course, spurred a lot of people to react ... including some big names.

Among the celebs who threw up messages of support ... Juicy J, LeBron James, DJ Paul, and others. Of course, tons of hip hop fans at large are pouring out with tributes as well.

Krayzie Bone's family is reported to be seeking privacy and hasn't expanded on where things stand -- but word is ... he's currently sedated and remains in Los Angeles-area ICU.

His contributions to music can't be overstated -- in addition to being a part of one of the biggest hip hop groups to emerge from the '90s, with an incredibly unique style, Krayzie has gone on to launch his own record label, apparel line and podcast network ... to name a few accomplishments. He's also won a couple Grammys in his day as part of Bone Thugs.

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The guy isn't even all that old ... he's only 50. Here's hoping he can pull through. 🙏

Originally Published -- 6:35 AM PT

Freddie Gibbs 4/20 Just a Regular Day ... But Bone Thugs Has #1 Weed Track


Freddie Gibbs isn't feeling the holiday spirit as far as 4/20's concerned ... mainly because the "Alfredo" rapper says he smokes every day!!!

TMZ Hip Hop linked with Gangsta Gibbs Thursday at LAX, and he admitted he doesn't see what the big deal is about "Cannabis Christmas," if you will. That being said, he does have a vote for rap's best weed anthem.

According to Fred, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 1995 burner, "Buddah Lovaz" from the album "E. 1999 Eternal" takes the highest honors in his book.

The Cleveland-bred rap legends specialized in rapping about weed on plenty of tracks for decades, and have helped keep fans' ashtrays filled over the years.

It's anyone's guess when Freddie will make more marijuana music himself. He tells us his acting has picked up to the point where he doesn't feel like hitting the studio!!!

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Maybe he needs some buddha to spark some inspiration?!?

Flesh-N-Bone Nelly Gotta Stay Clean Like Me!!! I'm Still Mourning Gangsta Boo


Flesh-n-Bone is proudly sober these days, and wants his fellow rappers to follow suit, which is why he's sending Nelly a message ... just in case his recent show was fueled by illicit substances.

We caught the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony staple at LAX, and he sounded genuinely worried about Nelly following his now-infamous performance in Australia -- y'know, the one where his eyes were rolling in the back of his head!!!

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Flesh tells us he's several months free of alcohol and marijuana, and advises Nelly to be careful on the road, as drugs are now commonly being spiked with fentanyl.

We should say, there's no proof Nelly was taking anything ... nor has he said a peep about the rumors.

Flesh's newfound sobriety might shock longtime Bone Thugs fans -- the group sold millions of records, and is credited for "classic" hip hop weed anthems like "Buddah Lovaz." They even lovingly serenaded ecstasy back in 2000.

He calls it a necessary change ... revealing longtime Bone Thugs' producer DJ U-Neek lost 2 sons to overdoses, and also reflected on Gangsta Boo’s death ... which is also suspected to be OD-related.


Flesh remembers GB fondly as a rockstar and says his Bone Thugs brothers deserved the "tongue-lashing" she dished out after they started a fight during their 2021 Verzuz battle with Three 6 Mafia.


Bone Thugs and Three 6 were able to grow tighter after the brawl -- and Flesh says the Memphis rap legends contacted them personally to deliver the unfortunate news their First Lady had passed.

TMZ broke the story … Gangsta Boo died on New Year's Day at 43 and cops are investigating a possible overdose, something Flesh says is 100% preventable in hip hop, going forward.

Flesh-n-Bone No Ouija This H'ween ... God's Issuing Ass Whoopings!!!


Halloween comes with all sorts of rituals, and maybe even seances ... but Flesh-n-Bone is issuing a warning for trick-or-treaters to avoid Ouija boards at all costs!!!

TMZ Hip Hop caught the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper out at LAX on All Hallows' Eve and he admits he's a firm believer in the spirit occult, and that's why he's telling everyone to be careful what you conjure ... because you just might get it!!!

Ouija boards became a bigger deal in the mainstream in the '90s, thanks in part to Bone featuring them in skits appearing on their first 2 albums ... "Creepin on ah Come Up" and "E. 1999 Eternal."

He now thinks God is pulling off his belt and spanking those who don't get the memo about messing with dark forces.

Flesh also tackled Bone Thugs' current and final tour run as a quintet.

We broke the story ... Bizzy Bone announced he was officially leaving the touring sector to Krayzie, Layzie, Wish and Flesh ... something we're now told the group had no say in before Bizzy went public.

Flesh says he was caught by surprise by Bizzy's revelation but says every member of Bone is accountable for his own actions at this phase of the group's career.

In any event, Flesh says he's proud of his new Halloween-themed "To The Bone (Remix)," where he features the next crop of Bone Thugs-speed spitters.

Flesh says he and the fellas still have an open door waiting for Bizzy ... they're just not sure when (or if) he'll ever walk through it again.

Layzie Bone Layzie, You ARE the Father!!! DNA Does NOT Lie

Unless Layzie Bone can prove a DNA test with 99.9999999% accuracy is wrong, he IS the father of another child ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper -- real name Steven Howse -- was involved in a paternity case in Michigan with the baby's mother, Shateira Marketa Childress. She claimed he was the father of her child, Sevyn, and turns out ... she was right.

According to the test report ... DNA samples were collected from the trio in April, and Layzie's been determined to be the biological father with almost 100 percent certainty.

As we told you, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is looking to establish Layzie as the father in order to determine how much he'll have to fork over in child support.

The rapper was involved in another paternity suit in 2013 with a different woman, and he was found to be the father that time as well. Layzie -- who apparently ain't all that lazy -- also has 3 other kids with his wife of many years.

We reached out to him ... so far, no word back.

Krayzie Bone Cavs Gotta Stop Resting LeBron It's Not Fair To The Fans!!


Memphis Grizzlies fans were PISSED when the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to sit their Big 3 earlier this week ... and Krayzie Bone doesn't blame 'em one bit.

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love took the night off in the Cavs' 93-85 loss to the Grizz ... and the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member is siding with the fans on this one, despite his love for The Land.

K.B. shares the reception he'd get if he tried to pull the same thing at one of his concerts ... and he's definitely got a point.

Get it together, LeBron ... we're not even at tha Crossroads of the season yet (we had to).

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ken Bone Gives them Pregnant Pause


Bone Thugs N Harmony were amped at the prospect of getting a new member who's got the right last name for sure ... problem is, he's into something the group just can't handle.

We got the guys Friday night after they performed at Irvine Meadows Ampitheater ... and they knew all about debate star Ken Bone ... well, except for one thing, which is a deal breaker.


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Drone Strike Onstage!


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hit the westSIDE, and the westside hit back ... with a drone to the dome of one of the group's members.

BTH was performing in San Bernardino at the High Life Music Fest Sunday night when the flying object buzzed the stage. Watch, fans online think it was Flesh-n-Bone who took the hit.

It's unclear if the group or a fan launched it, but the drone went down. Flesh kept on rapping.

Something tells us no one at that show was feeling any pain.

Krayzie Bone Finally Puts A Ring On It [UPDATE]

5:15 PM PT -- Wedding mixup ... Krayzie didn't marry his baby mama Andrea after all -- he tells us he actually tied the knot with a different Andrea (he's got a type). They don't want to reveal her last name, but he says they've been together for 3 years.

KB says they did it at a courthouse because they didn't want to wait, but they are planning to have a big ceremony next year.

As for the mixup -- Krazyzie's camp got their Andreas twisted.

Krayzie Bone was at a Crossroads ... and chose the path to married life.

The Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper finally got hitched to his long-time girlfriend Andrea on Wednesday in a private ceremony at an L.A. courthouse ... after 13 years of dating.

The couple has 3 kids -- Nathan, Malaysia and Anthony. Krayzie has 2 other daughters from his 1st marriage.

Back in July, Bone Thugs announced they'd be reuniting for one last album and a final world tour ... set to kickoff in December.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony What's Good for the Wu Is Great for Us Too

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has huge plans for the next few years -- TMZ has learned they plan to reunite, record new music, make a FAT stack of cash ... and then ride off to the Crossroads never to be heard from again.

The guys from Bone Thugs tell us all five original members will kick off a world tour, then get back in the studio to record final album. They plan to auction off ONE single copy of the album ... asking price -- at least $1 MILLION!

If this blueprint sounds familiar that's because Wu-Tang Clan is doing the same thing -- currently touring after laying down their album. RZA claims they got a $5 million bid in the auction for their record.

BTNH say their 20-country world tour will start in December -- so you've got some time to save up for the album auction sometime in 2015.

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