Anthony Henderson, known as Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, is reportedly in the hospital, the rap group’s manager Bobby Dee confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
Dee did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. According to the outlet, Dee did not state why the 50-year-old rapper was hospitalized. However, AllHipHop reported on Sunday that Krayzie Bone checked himself into a hospital in Los Angeles on Friday after he started coughing up blood.
Doctors reportedly detected in the musician’s CAT scan a bleeding artery in one of his lungs. As a result, he was immediately operated on and placed on a ventilator as of Sunday, per AllHipHop.
TMZ reported Monday that Krayzie Bone was placed in an induced coma to “help [with] the healing process,” as the artery is still bleeding.
Sources also reportedly told the outlet that the Cleveland native’s medical team plans to go into surgery again to repair his blood vessel.
In 2016, Krayzie Bone told TMZ that he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, which is “characterized by the growth of inflammatory cells” known as granulomas that are commonly found in the lungs and lymph nodes, but can be found anywhere in the body, according to the Mayo Clinic.
It is unclear if Krayzie Bone’s recent hospitalization is related to his condition.
According to the LA Times, TMZ and AllHipHop, the rapper’s fellow Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Bizzy Bone wrote on his Instagram Story on Sunday, “Pray 4 Kray.”
Fellow Ohio native LeBron James expressed his support and well wishes for the rapper’s recovery, “🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽to Krayzie man!!!!” he wrote on X on Sunday.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — which consists of members Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone and Flesh-n-Bone — was formed in 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The fivesome is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop/rap groups of all time with hits “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “1st of tha Month” and “East 1999.”
The Grammy-winning group is the only rap group to have collaborated with Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun and Eazy-E before they died.
Krayzie Bone also pursued a solo career in the late ’90s with the release of his debut studio album Thug Mentality 1999. The project was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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